Ischler Krapfen

by angelika on December 16, 2010

This cookie comes from my Omi. It is my favorite of all the cookies she makes. It is also my father’s favorite cookie, the one he has us abscond with for him, like cookie contraband.  It is an almond based cookie with such a delicate crumb, filled with jam and topped with chocolate. My Omi fills her cookies with plum jam, from her plum tree of course. I filled mine with blackberry jam, since my yard is covered in blackberry vines.

Ischler Krapfen
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup almond meal
1 cup powered sugar
1/2 lb butter
4 oz bar of semi or bittersweet chocolate
jam of your choosing

Preheat oven to 350º.
Mix all the ingredients together in your mixer, or by had. Couldn’t be easier. Turn it out and roll into two disks, refrigerate for at least an hour.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut rounds. I think mine are 2″, but this is mostly due to the fact that I don’t have a small round cookie cutter so I used a cup. Place straight on to a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until just barely golden. Cool on racks.

In a small microwave safe bowl temper the chocolate. You do this by microwaving in 10 second intervals, stirring in between. Be very careful not to let it go longer. My first batch, I wasn’t paying attention, and Baby Girl was yelling, and I let one round go 20 seconds. My chocolate dried a bit grey and ashy. We now call those “family cookies.”
Dip the top of half of your cookies in the chocolate and place them on a rack to dry. Place a sliver of almond on the cookie while it is still wet. 

Spread the other half of the cookies with jam, and sandwich together with the chocolate cookie.
 They will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for at least a week. 

A votre santé! 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria Delgado December 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

In the ingredients it says 1 cup powdered. Powdered what? I'd love to make these.

Reply December 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Sorry Maria! I fixed it.


Anonymous December 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm

About how many cookies will this recipe yield?



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