Hazelnut Shortcrust Cookies with Rose Wine Jelly

Baked Cinnamon Stars with Wine Jelly in Them
Weingeleesterne
Easy to make butter and nut cookies with rose wine topping covered with powdered sugar
Course Cookies
Region Bavaria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar
  • 8 oz. butter
  • 4 oz. ground hazelnuts alt.use: walnuts, almonds, pecan nuts
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 10 oz. rosé wine jelly 2 jars
  • 1/2 cup confectionery sugar

Instructions

  • Separate egg into egg white and egg yolk. Keep egg white.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla sugar, softened butter (cut into pieces), egg white and nuts thorougly and knead to a firm cookie dough
  • Wrap dough ball into plastic foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Roll out dough to about 1/4 in. thickness. Use stencils to cut out stars of various sizes.
  • Spray cookie sheet with non-stick oil, place star-shaped cookies onto sheet and bake cookie stars for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Heat wine jelly until warm. Brush semi-liquid wine jelly onto half of the cut out stars. Cover with another star of similar size. Powder with confectionery sugar. Serve.
Courtesy of Maintal Konfitueren

Notes

Serving Suggestions:
Add 1 tsp. of cinnamon and/or star anise to the dough, if you want to bring out Christmas flavors
Use other finely-ground nuts, if hazelnuts are not available (but we do recommend hazelnuts)
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Get Rose Wine Jelly here