Nothing fends off the cold quite like a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked Christmas cookies.
Cut butter into small cubes. Add flour, sugar, butter, egg, and ground almonds to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll out dough thinly. For the first variation, use the large cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center of half of the large cookie rounds. Brush round shapes with jam and place doughnut shapes on top. Cut out Christmas-themed cookies from the remaining dough. Transfer all cookies to preheated oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min., in batches if necessary.
Meanwhile, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
Add chocolate to a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
Remove cookies from oven. Set aside for approx. 5 min. until they are cool to the touch. Brush the Christmas-themed cookies either with chocolate or lemon glaze. Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over jam cookies before serving. Enjoy!