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The Gift of Giving---#4---Hungarian Double Decker Cookies

Updated on December 13, 2008

The Gift of Giving recipe #4

Hungarian Double Decker Cookies

I enjoy these cookies, the slight cinnamony flavor blends really well with the taste of the apricot jam. I usually make these without the icing sugar coating. (I seem to be a slob and I always get more icing sugar on my clothes than in my mouth) These look really pretty if you use the scallopped edged cookie cutters.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup butter or margarine (do not use whipped margarine too much water in it)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsps sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Apricot jam (any types of good quality jam can be used)
  • 1/4 cup Almond slices (filberts can also be used)
  • icing sugar for sprinkling (optional)
  • 1 egg & spash of milk (egg-wash)


Cream butter, sugar and add eggs. Beat well, add flour, salt and cinnamon. Add sour cream, continue to knead dough by hand until soft. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll on floured board to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds. Cut center out (using a small cookie cutter) of 1/2 of rounds. These are the tops of the cookies. Stack 'tops on bottoms', drop small spoon of jam in center 'holes' egg-wash, sprinkle with almond slices. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes or very lightly brown. Sprinkle with icing sugar while still warm. (I prefer these without icing sugar as I seem to be a slob and wear half the sugar on my clothes)



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    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Bob! They really are good.

      My friend is also a diabetic and she's made all of my Christmas recipes with Equal sweetener. I'm not sure what type of sweetening you use.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      These sound delicious, i will have to make them.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      MrMarmalade! I bet these double decker would be just awesome with marmalade or a mango preserve. I think I will experiment with them next week. I have to keep with the traditional ones or else I will have a mutani on my hands from my gang but a few with marmalade for me might just be the way to ensure that the cookies I set aside will not disappear into thin air (as I cackle with Glee)

      regards Zsuzsy

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      I Have just eaten toast and marmalade, now I feel hungry just at the thought of that. Val made Mango Chutney yesterday abd thhe smell is still lingering

      Thank you