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A Very German Christmas III: Holiday Baking

A Very German Christmas III: Holiday Baking

What is the Holiday season with a little baking? I just cannot resist the smell of fresh baked good that remind me of the most wonderful time of the year. With my "A Very German Christmas" series, I wanted to share some recipes that are traditional during Christmas time. My grandma and mum both make these cookies and of course, I need to carry on the tradition.

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Vanillekipfl

250g flour
210g butter
100g almond flour
80g sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract or fresh vanilla
2 tsp. icing sugar

Combine all the ingredients and fold them into a dough. Spare some of the icing sugar for later. Once combined, cover and refrigerate for 30 min.

After 30 min, take the dough and form into half-inch rolls. Cut the long roll into 1-inch pieces and form them into "moons". Please them on a baking sheet (with parchment paper) and bake for 20min at 175 degrees celsius.

Once ready, take them out of the oven, wait 3 min and the cover the Kipfl with icing sugar.

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GINGERBREAD COOKIES

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 fancy molasses
2 large eggs
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp dried ginger powder
2 tsp all spice
1 tsp baking powder

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Use cookie cutters or cut the shapes free hand!

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Mix butter, brown sugar, molasses together into a fluffy mousse. Now add eggs.

Now slowly add all remaining ingredients until all blended. Wrap the dough and refrigerate for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 D and start rolling out the dough in 1cm thickness and cut the cookies with the cookie cutters or hand-cut the shapes you like. Place the shapes on the parchment covered cookie sheets and bake for 15-18 min. Then decorate as you wish.

Wishing you happy baking.

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  1. Joice J

    22 December

    Those cookies look delish, I really want to try them. I’m done baking Christmas cookie but one more cookie to bake that’s not going to hurt anyone, right? You have a great blog! xoxo

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    • monmode

      22 December

      Please do try them, you won’t regret it! Happy Holidays Joice! xx

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