German Terrassen Kekse Christmas cookies

German Terrassen Kekse Christmas cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine German
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Author Adore Foods


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter cold, grated to make butter flakes
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • raspberry jelly/ jam without seed
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together flour, butter flakes, sugar, vanilla essence and egg yolks. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.
  2. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic foil and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C.
  4. Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick and cut about 40 cookies in 3 sizes. Place all the cookies on an baking sheet lined tray and bake for about 8-10 minutes until they get light yellow. Remove from oven and allow to cool down.
  5. Stir raspberry jelly/ jam smooth and spread on the bottoms of the large and medium sized cookies. Place the medium cookie on top of the large one and then the small one to have 3 terrassen cookie Dust with powder sugar
  6. Enjoy!