‘Gevulde koeken’ or filled cookies


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Almost everybody in the Netherlands knows them, almost everybody in the Netherlands likes them. Do you know them? If you don’t you should definitely try them out because they are delicious. And if you do, you should still bake them, you won’t regret it, I promise. In the Netherlands they are called ‘Gevulde koeken’ which is literally translated into filled cookies.

Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 200 g flour
  • 150 g butter

For the filling

  • 200 g almond paste
  • 3/4th whisked egg
  • a few tablespoons of lemon juice

Finishing touches

  • 1/4th whisked egg
  • half almonds

this is what you’ll do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175˚C.
  2. Knead the caster sugar, flour and the butter into a flexible dough. Add a little bit of water if it stays to dry. If your dough it too sticky lay it in the fridge for a while.
  3. Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/2 centimeter thick. 
  4. Take a glass or anything that has a round shape and with about a diameter of 8 cm. Cut out as many circles as you can. I could do 12.
  5. Crumble the almond paste and add the egg and the lemon juice.
  6. Put half of the dough circles onto a baking tray.
  7. Add a bit of the almond paste mixture in the middle of each circle and add some water to the edges. Lay the other dough circle on top and use a fork to push along the edges so the circles will stick together.
  8. Brush the leftover egg on top of the cookie and add a half almond in the middle. Bake for about 40 minutes until golden-brown.

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