Engelsaugen - German Angel Eye Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

For the ZWT6 Tour - German Region. Found on a German Recipe website. "These cookies not only taste good, they look really pretty too. Pack them in a colourful box or wrap in cellophane and give as gifts too." Preparation does NOT include the 1 hour of chill time needed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the flour, butter, egg yolk, confectioner's sugar, vanilla, pinch of salt and the grated lemon rind to form a dough. Leave the dough in a cool place for an hour.
  2. Out of the dough make small balls and place on a lightly sprayed prepared baking tray. Make a small indentation in the middle of each ball, using your little finger and fill the hole, using a teaspoon, with raspberry jam.
  3. Bake your cookies at 375F (or 200 degrees C) for about 15 minutes.
  4. Leave them to cool and remove to a wire rack.
  5. Melt the chocolate and shortening together. Coat the bottom of each cookie with melted chocolate and leave until firm on waxed paper.
Most Helpful

Delicious cookies. Buttery and lemony. I did have to make a slight adjustment to the recipe. I used 8 Tbsp butter instead of 6. The dough was not forming with just 6 Tbsp. Came out delicious!

katmac79 May 16, 2011