Nov 142015

Almond Cookies are easy to make and a very popular and classic German cookie recipe for Christmas and the holidays. Surprise your friends and family with this German Christmas cookie. Happy Baking!

almond cookies

Ingredients Almond Cookies

(makes 50-60 cookies)
zest of 1 organic lemon
200 g butter
100 g sugar
300 g flour
1 egg, medium
30 almonds
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

Baking Instructions Almond Cookies

- Grate half of the lemon.
- Cut butter in small pieces.
- Knead butter, sugar, flour, lemon zest with the kneading hooks of the mixer, then use the hands to knead until you get a smooth dough.
- Wrap dough in foil and keep in fridge for at least 30 min.
- If almonds are not blanches, place them in boiling water, bring to  brisk boil, then place them in cold water. Remove the skin; with a small knife cut the almond in half.
- Add flour on a baking board and roll the dough thin (3-4mm) and cut out different shapes.
- Layer a baking tray with parchment paper, place them on top.
- Mix egg yolk with milk, brush it on top of cookies.
- Place  on each cookie one half almond.
- Bake in preheated oven on 390 F or 200 C for about 10 min (convection 350F).

Repeat until all dough is used. It is recommended to use 2 baking trays.

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