The Husarenkrapfen cookies recipe is from a German friend who showed me how to make them. Baking cookies is definitely more fun together, so if you have a friend, make some cookies together. This Husarenlrapfen or Jelly cookie is a perfect recipe for it.
And since you are into cookies, check also out the Homemade Vanillekipferl recipe, yum!
Because of the sugar coating, these cookies last for a long time (If you don’t eat them all at once :), and even ship well.
The dough has to rest in the fridge. After resting knead small pieces till it softens a bit again and then form little balls with your hand, and make dents in them. Wood Honey Dipper works best for that in my kitchen.
Our favorite jelly is red currant, however, any jelly of your liking works.
- 200 grams ( = 7.05 ounces) soft butter (leave at room temperature til soft, do not heat in a microwave)
- 100 grams sugar (1 cup US = 225 grams, so you need a little less than half a cup)
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 pinch salt
- 300 grams of all-purpose flour (2 cups) can be substituted with whole-grain flour
- 100 grams of ground hazelnuts (about 1 cup)
- About 100 grams of red currant Jelly, or any jelly you like.
- Icing sugar
- Combine all ingredients and mix into a dough, I let the KitchenAid Stand Mixer do this. It will be scrambled at first but as the butter works in more it forms into a nice dough.
- Put the dough in a plastic bag or wrap and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
- Take the dough out from the fridge and knead small pieces till it softens a bit again and then form bolls and make dents in them for the jelly (see pictures).
- Bake at 400F for about 10 -15 minutes.
- Let cool the cookies.
- Heat the jelly till it's liquid and fill the cookie dent with it.
- Sprinkle with icing sugar.