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Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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Looking like the bright buttons on a Hussar’s uniform, these melt-in-your-mouth treats can be filled with a variety of preserves to add color to your cookie selection. Apricot, raspberry, strawberry, or even pineapple are all good choices. Most versions call for filling the cookies after baking, but the sticky preserves make the cookies difficult to store. Filling them about halfway through the baking period sets the preserves and solves the problem.