Cut-out Christmas Cookies Filled with Almond Butter

Cut-out Christmas Cookies Filled with Almond Butter

There is something about the Christmas cookies that fills me with so much happiness. If you are still looking for some cookie inspiration, you should definitely try these ones! To be honest, they’re not the simplest cookies I’ve ever baked, but believe me, they’re worth all the effort!

The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and making a dough is quite simple. All you need to do is to prepare the dough, let it chill before baking for at least an hour and cut out individual cookies. Then fill them with almond butter, nutella, jam, salted caramel or anything you like. I covered mine in chocolate, but feel free to decorate yours as you wish.

If you’re looking for something simpler, you should definitely check out my recipe for chocolate-hazelnut truffles. They’re insanely easy to make and they can also make a great little surprise gift.

I hope you like the recipe and let me know if you try it!

Merry Christmas everyone! ♥

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Ingrediets

  • 225 g / 7.1 oz spelt flour, sifted
  • 60 g powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla essence
  • 125 g / 4.4 oz butter, room temperature (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 egg
  • Filling: almond butter (mixed with melted chocolate) or nutella, jam, salted caramel…

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 356 F/ 180°C and line a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and egg with a fork. The dough will be almost crumbly, but that’s ok, press it together with your hand and form it into a ball.
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. On floured surface roll each piece out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out desired shapes.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  6. Once chilled, spread cookies with filling of your choice. Press together filled cookies with plain cookies to form a sandwich. Put the cookies in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Cover the cookies in melted chocolate. Store in an airtight container.

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