Old Fashioned Filled Almond Christmas Cookies

You have found a traditional Austrian recipe for today’s Old Fashioned Filled Almond Christmas Cookies. This recipe is more than 100 years old. The cookies are little pockets filled with a  delicious almond filling. They are also called  almond pockets. Even it is an ancient recipe it fits perfectly into modern times – it’s very easy to make and does not need any special ingredients. You find them in your regular store. Happy Baking!

German christmas Cookies

Ingredients Old Fashioned Filled Almond Christmas Cookies

150 g flour
150 g butter
4 egg yolks
some flour, some butter

150 g almonds, ground
4 egg whites
150 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar, 0.3 oz – How to Make Vanilla Sugar –
or 1-2 tsp natural vanilla extract
powdered sugar

Baking Instructions Old Fashioned Filled Almond Christmas Cookies

– Knead a dough out of flour, butter and egg yolks.
– Cut dough in half and roll each half to a roll of 3cm diameter (1.5 inches). Cut 24 pieces and form each one to a ball.
– Cover them and keep in fridge for 2 hours.

– Beat egg white until very firm, add slowly sugar and vanilla sugar and beat it for another 2 minutes.
– Fold in almonds.
– Dust baking board with flour and roll the dough balls very thin to the size of a mocha plate. Move them carefully with a wide knife or dough spoon on the inside of your hand.
– Place in the middle 1 tablespoon of the filling and fold the dough like a tulip together.
– Place the pockets in metal rings or you can use paper cupcake forms that you place on baking trays layered with baking paper.
– Bake them on 200 C or 390 F for 20 minutes.
– Let them cool off a bit, take them out of the rings or cups, then dust them with powdered sugar.

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