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Spitzbuben

Spitzbuben Recipe

A taste of Europe

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

1 1/4 cups butter

2 1/4 cups ground blanched almonds

2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring

3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

apricot or strawberry jam

confectioners' sugar

Method

Beat the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the almonds
and the
vanilla flavoring. Add the flour. Knead until smooth.
Chill 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat
oven to
325 F.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board to the thickness
of 1/8 to 1/4
inch; the thinner, the better the cookie. Cut with small round, star or diamond-shaped
cookie cutters. Place the cookies on lightly buttered and floured cookie sheets.

Bake for
about 15 minutes, or until golden.
Remove cookies from the baking sheet. Spread
half the
cookies with apricot jam. Top with the remaining cookies, dip the edges into
confectioners' sugar.
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