Traditional German Christmas cookies – Gluten free

Healthy cookies!

Yes, they exist and they taste amazing – even better than traditional ones.

This recipe of little jelly donuts turns your childhood favorite into a tasty treat.

Little jelly donuts (German: Husarenkrapfen)

Ingredients:

  • 150 g butter – take the butter out of the fridge first and let it soften!
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 scratched vanilla pod or 1 packet of vanilla sugar (about 10gr.)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 225 g gluten free flour
  • 75 g ground hazelnuts
  • 100 g of raspberry jelly,
  • Icing sugar

Preparation

  • Take the butter out of the fridge in time to let it soften.
  • Mix the scratched vanilla or vanilla sugar with the butter, the sugar, the egg yolks and a pinch of salt to a smooth mass.
  • Sift the flour over it and add the hazelnuts. Now knead everything into a compact dough by hand.
  • Form the dough into a package and wrap in cling film. Let rest for 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Remove a small amount from the dough with a spoon and roll balls of the same size between two hands.
  • Place the balls on a baking sheet with baking paper. Leave a gap between them, they will go up.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees top / bottom heat.
  • Use a wooden spoon handle to press a little hole into the balls.
  • Mix the raspberry jelly a little and pour into a squeeze bottle. Put the jelly in the wells.
  • Bake the donuts in the middle rack for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Dust with icing sugar after a few minutes and then let it cool down.
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