Recipe of Spitzbuben (bull's eye)


Put the softened butter in a bowl, add the confectioners' sugar and mix well. Add the vanilla sugar, lemon zest, salt and rum. While stirring, add the yolks, then add the flour (previously mixed with the baking powder), and knead in a soft dough with the milk. Cover with a towel and leave the dough to rest in a cool place for about 1 hour. Spread the dough out, cut out circles and rings, then bake. Leave the cookies to cool an cover the circles with the jam. Sprinkle the rings with confectioners' sugar, then put them on the circles.

Cooking temperature: 180° C static oven / 160° C ventilated oven

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 01:20 hours
Cooking time: 00:07 hours

For about 40 biscuits

  • 250 g butter
  • 400 g of flour
  • 130 g icing sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 bag of baking powder for desserts
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • 1/4 grated lemon rind
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cc of rum
  • 2 cc of milk


  • Raspberry or apricot jam for spreads
  • Icing sugar for dusting

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