Spitzbuben: Traditional Austrian Cookies

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Makes about 35 pieces


  •  250 g of flour,
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 g cold butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • Apricot jam for filling and powder sugar to decorate

Spitzbuben Austrian Cookies


  1. All the ingredients for a quick pastry and knead about 2 hours Allow to rest in the fridge.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out as many upper and lower parts.
  3. The biscuits on a baking tray in center of oven about 10 – bake for 12 minutes until golden brown and let cool.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with sugar. Jam Warm gently in a small pan, coat the bottoms and then place the shells.

Please note this recipe was translated from German.


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