Spitzbuben (Swiss Jam Cookies)

Recipe by emmyport
READY IN: 1hr 8mins




  • Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the almond meal and vanilla flavouring and the white of 1 egg.
  • Add the flour and knead until smooth.
  • Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board to the thickness of 1/8"-1/4" (the thinner the dough, the better the cookie).
  • Cut with small round, star, or diamond-shaped cookie cutters.
  • Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a "window" in half the cookies (these will be the top of the cookie sandwiches).
  • Place all the cookies on lightly buttered and floured cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove cookies from the baking sheet and let cool.
  • Spread the cookies without a "window" with fruit jam.
  • Coat the cookies with "windows" in confectioners' sugar, and then place on top of the cookies with fruit jam.