Ischler cookies

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Finally, it´s the weekend of the 1.st december, which for me always is the first weekend to bake christmas cookies. Yesterday I made these Ischler cookies and today I baked some Vanillekipferl. I always make 3 trays of each sort of cookies so there isenough to give away as gifts for friends and family. Ischler cookies are really delicious thin shortcrust cookies, spreaded with red currant or apricot jam and dipped in chocolate. Yes they are a lot of work and messy but they´re absolutely worth it, tasting like cinnamon, cloves, chocolate and jam. I always listen to christmas music and plan in a lot of time to bake christmas cookies in general but I think everyone can taste how much love and time I have spent in baking and decorating them.

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This is what you will need:

  • 250g flour
  • 130g powdered sugar
  • 130g grated walnuts
  • 240g butter
  • 1tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. grated cloves
  • red currant or apricot jam
  • 400g chocolate

Mix butter, sugar and spices using an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour and grated walnuts and start kneading with your hands until dough resembles smooth. Let dough rest in fridge for about an hour. Roll out dough very thin on a floured working surface. Cut out circles and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes (oven temperature 170°C). When baked let cookies cool off completely. Then spread jam on half of the cookies. Use the other halves as “lids” and top with a jam spreaded cookie. When you are done, melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Coat each cookie with melted chocolate and place a nut on top of the cookie. Let them cool out on parchment paper and store them in cookie boxes.

I hope you will lim ether as much as I do!

Enjoy and have a wonderful December

xx

Nadja
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26 thoughts on “Ischler cookies

      1. Oh, how lovely. My forefathers on my dad’s side are from Austria – Vienna, actually. My great-great grandad brought his wife and son, Julius, to American long ago. I will have to try these. Best, Shanna

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