Spitzbuba holiday cookies

spitzbubaAccording to the cookbook Ive been using, no one really knows why these cookies are called spitzbuba. All the same I made them because I think almonds taste good in cookies. Also, its nice to have something sweet for a coffee break.  The recipe was very easy to veganize as well because the only non-vegan ingredient was butter.

Recipe

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • vegan butter
  • raspberry jam

Mix together the flour, ground almonds, vanilla, and sugar. Cut in the vegan butter with a pastry knife or fork. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for at 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a backing sheet with baking paper. On a well floured surface roll out the dough and with a round cookie cutter form the cookies, and place on the prepared baking sheet. If the dough becomes to soft and sticky to work with place back in the refrigerator. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes until they become firm. While they are still warm assemble the cookies by spreading 1 teaspoon of jam on a cookie and top with a second. If desired sprinkle with sugar. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

vegan treats

Vegan Treats is an amazing bakery located in Bethlehem, Pa.  I live about three hours away so it is not a place go to very often.  Recently I decided to splurge and order a cookie sampler from them so I could get some vegan goodies without the long drive.

The cookies where very well packed, and came with an extra pumpkin shaped sugar cookie.  The box contained one dozen cookies in 6 varieties.  The different types where classic chocolate chip, peanut butter surprise (chocolate with peanut butter filling), maya nut, white chocolate macadamia nut, coconut caramel delight (shortbread dipped in chocolate and topped with caramel), and cowboy (pecans, cinnamon, chocolate chips and oats).

package

     sugar cookiecookiesMy favorite was the chocolate cookie with peanut butter filling, but my husband and I loved them all.  The only downside though was the expensive shipping cost.  I think for that reason I probably won’t order from them very often.  If you are in the area, or decide to place an order you will not be disappointed by the quality of these delicious baked goods.