Raspberry rings (Spitzbuben)

Posted on - Sunday December 6th, 2015 / Author - FraeuleinStreusel / Category - Blog, cookies, Geschenk, Kekse, Weihnachten

Himbeerringe Spitzbuben von Fräulein Streusel aus Berlin

I used to call these cookies “raspberry rings” although I myself never made them with a raspberry filling and I learned much later that (no matter which filling we use) their offical name is “Spitzbuben”. That would be “rogue” in English and these rogue cookies are a traditional cookie recipe from Switzerland for the xmas time.

It is always a little bit of work cutting out the bottoms and the tops, but it is definitely worth it because everyone loves these cookies. And a great thing is that you can use all the different flavors of jelly you want so you can please every family member. I love to make them with blackcurrant jelly but you can also make them with raspberry jelly, cherry jelly or orange jelly or..whatever you like best.

500 g /17 oz) flour
120 g (4 oz) sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
2 cl rum
250 g (9 oz) butter

+ jelly for the filling
icing sugar

Sift the flour on the table and press a little pit in the middle. Then add the sugar, vanilla, salt, the egg yolk and the rum. Cut the butter into flakes and put them on the edge of your ingredients (as in the picture).

together, knead the dough and let it rest in the fridge for about 1 hour.

Roll out the dough and cut out round cookies (for the bottom) and round cookies with a hole in it (for the top). I have a special cookie cutter for it which makes it a little bit easier and I can cut out tops with pretty heart shaped pr flower shaped tops.

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Bake them for 10-15 minutes (preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit). Watch out and don’t bake them too long so they don’t turn too brown.

Spitzbuben von Fräulein Streusel

For the filling: heat the jelly and put a dab of jelly on each bottom. Place the top cookie on top of it and dust the cookies lightly with icing sugar.

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