|150 g||butter (cold)|
|200 g||all-purpose flour|
|100 g||almonds (ground)|
|1 tbsp||jam (raspberry or other red fruit)|
|60 g||confectioner’s sugar|
|2 tbsp||lemon juice|
|150 g||chocolate (bittersweet)|
|flour for work surface|
|confectioner’s sugar for serving|
Nothing fends off the cold quite like a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked Christmas cookies.
Cut butter into small cubes. Add flour, sugar, butter, egg, and ground almonds to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll out dough thinly. For the first variation, use the large cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center of half of the large cookie rounds. Brush round shapes with jam and place doughnut shapes on top. Cut out Christmas-themed cookies from the remaining dough. Transfer all cookies to preheated oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min., in batches if necessary.
Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.