Christmas cookies with almonds and sugar sprinkles made from shortcrust pastry

Portions: 8 persons | Preparation: 57 minutes

Crispy ones made from crumbly dough with ground almonds and colorful crumbles taste super delicious. The lemon zest in the icing provides a great flavor.

Please review recipe:

Ø 5 out of 5 stars ( 2 votes )
Christmas cookies with almonds and sugar sprinkles made from shortcrust pastry
Christmas cookies with almonds and sugar sprinkles made from shortcrust pastry

Portions: 8 persons | Preparation: 57 minutes

Crispy ones made from crumbly dough with ground almonds and colorful crumbles taste super delicious. The lemon zest in the icing provides a great flavor.

Please review recipe:

Ø 5 out of 5 stars ( 2 votes )

season: Christmas | region: Europe | preparation: Bake | menu: Pastries | cuisine: German recipes

Ingredients

  • 300 g flour
  • 2 pinches baking powder
  • 150 g sugar
  • 300 g almonds, ground
  • 300 g butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g powdered sugar, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, to taste As you like
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Sugar sprinkles, as you like
  • Smarties, as you like

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter into pieces, add the sugar and egg and continue to mix.
  2. Stir in the baking powder, flour and ground almonds and add to the butter mixture.
  3. Stir everything together to a sandy consistency.
  4. Form the dough into a round ball.
  5. Place in the fridge for an hour, wrapped in cling film.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  7. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface.
  8. Use Christmas shapes to cut out the entire mass.
  9. Place the cookies on a with Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for approx. 12 minutes.
  10. Let the Christmas cookies cool down.
  11. Glitter the cookies with icing made from powdered sugar, water and lemon zest.
  12. Then decorate the Christmas cookies with sugar sprinkles.

For a colorful icing, simply stir in any food coloring and decorate the cookies with colour. To keep the Christmas cookies crisp and fresh, they should be stored airtight!

Utensils

  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • bowl
  • cling film
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • kitchen brush
  • bowl