German Christmas Cookies: Angels Eyes

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German Christmas Cookies Angel’s Eyes are a classic among the German Christmas Cookies. In general German Christmas cookies are not so big, they are rather small, and far smaller than the US cookies. Angel’s eyes are about 2 inches in diameter after baking. Try this one out and you will love it. No special ingredients needed. Happy Baking!

Ingredients German Christmas Cookies Angels Eyes

(for about 40 cookies)
70 g powdered sugar
150 g cold butter
240 g flour
2 egg yolks
1 package 0.3oz vanilla sugar – How to make Vanilla Sugar –
6 tbsp milk
jam or jelly: red currant, apricot, quince, strawberry or raspberry

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Baking Instructions German Christmas Cookies Angels Eyes

– Sieve powdered sugar into a bowl; chop butter into pieces.
– Add flour (sieve it through a sieve), egg yolk and vanilla sugar and knead it with the dough hooks of the mixer.
– Then with the hands knead until you get a smooth dough by using a wooden baking board (dust frequently flour on the surface when kneading).
– Wrap dough in foil, keep for about 30 minutes in fridge.
– Preheat oven to  350 degrees F.
– Form balls of walnut size out of the dough, place them on a baking tray which is layered with baking paper.

– With the end of a cooking spoon form one whole in the middle of each cookie.
– Bake them for about 10 minutes, then have the egg yolk-milk mix ready.
– Mix 1 egg yolk with milk  and brush the cookies with it (2 minutes before they are done); then place them back into the oven and bake until done.
– On low heat warm the jam or jelly in separate pans and stir them smoothly with a small whisk. If the jam contains too many fruit particles use a sieve and strain it as you don’t want the fruit particles in it.
– With a small teaspoon fill the red and yellow jelly into the holes. Let the jam get firm, then keep them at a cool place.

– You can sprinkle them with some powdered sugar before they are served BUT not earlier.

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