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5 from 11 votes
Christmas cookies with shortcrust pastry
Instructions with variants for the decoration, compiled by german chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Glutenfreie Rezepte
Servings: 50 pc
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Shortcrust pastry to Santa Claus
  • 250 g flour I use gluten-free flour!
  • 125 g Butter I use cold butter, for vegan variant margarine
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 2 pc vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 1 pc lemon I use the abrasion of an organic lemon
  • 1 pc egg approx. 50 g Size S
lemon glaze
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 100 g powdered sugar
chocolate icing
  • 100 g chocolate I use dark chocolate.
  • 10 g Butter or coconut fat
Shortcrust Pastry
  • Place the ingredients for the shortcrust pastry in a bowl, chop the butter into small pieces and add to the mixture, kneading quickly. Add the egg at the end. It is best to use the kneading hooks from the hand mixer.
    mehl sieben
  • Place the shortcrust pastry on cling film and wrap it up. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Professionals prepare the dough the day before and let it rest in the fridge for one night.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out 4 mm thick.
    Mürbteig ausrollen
  • Cut out round cookies.
    Ausgerollten Mürbteig ausstechen
  • Think of Santa Claus and cut out stars in different sizes.
    Weihnachtskekse ausstechen
  • Place the biscuits on a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 200° C.
    Weihnachtskekse roh auf dem Backblech
  • Bake the cookies in the oven at 200° C for approx. 8 minutes, then allow to cool.
    Mürbteigböden ausbacken
Decoration with chocolate glaze
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces.
    Schokolade schneiden
  • Melt the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over the water bath at low temperature and stir in the butter or coconut fat. The cooled cookies either brush or carefully dip and let cool.
    Füllung für Granatsplitter zubereiten
lemon glaze
  • Squeeze out the lemon juice and mix with the icing sugar. Brush the cookies with the lemon glaze and let them set.
    Zitronensaft auspressen
Keep cookies
  • You can store the cookies wonderfully in a cookie jar in a cool place. Place a piece of paper between the biscuit layers.
    Christmas Cookies
Decoration with sugar sprinkles and gold dust:
Cover the biscuits with lemon glaze, then sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, as well as gold dust.
Decorate with food colours:
If desired, paint the biscuits with standard food colours and let them dry. This is a nice idea for the children's bakery!

4. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Christmas cookies with shortcrust pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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