snowflake cookies

It had been snowing all day long and the world looks like it’s all powdered. Everything is calm and peaceful and after a walk trough the winter wonderland we enjoy a nice cup of tea and some of these perfectly crumbly and tender almond snowflake cookies.

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sablés with chestnut purée

This delicate and crumbly French butter cookie is traditional in a round shape with a criss-cross pattern on the top of each cookie. A lovely treat on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

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coconut chocolate bars

These coconut chocolate bars are rich of flavors, soft and tender on the inside, smothered in bitter-sweet dark chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes. They taste more like little cakes rather than cookies but nonetheless they look very pretty and decoratively on your christmas cookie plate.

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christmas cookies

Christmas is just around the corner and the anticipation for the holiday season grows with each day. I spend the last few days in the kitchen; baking cookies for my family, for friends and workmates. Lets start the festive spirit with two of them; the crisp and buttery spritz cookies, dipped in dark chocolate and the walnut stars with the crumbly and light texture.

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spritz cookies

Spritz cookies or Spritzgebäck is a typical german christmas cookie; crisp and buttery, with the scent of vanilla. The preparation is easy and the taste is very delicious. 

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cookies with chocolate and marzipan

A delicate and mellow christmas cookie filled with marzipan and covered with chocolate and pistachio nuts. It is a bit costly in preparation but the effort is worth it anyway.

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vanillekipferl

I can’t remember of a christmas without these typical Austrian crescent-shaped cookies. When the scent of vanilla and melted butter filled the house and the anticipation grows on christmas season.  The preparation takes a little practice, but the taste is convincing anyway.

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brabanzerl / austrian chocolate cookies

These typical Austrian chocolate cookies taste deliciously mellow and delicate. They are very costly in preparation but the effort is worth it in any case. If you ever have tasted one, you can’t stop eating them. There just heavenly!

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caramel – hazelnut sticks

These crunchy caramel – hazelnut sticks are just delicious!

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spitzbuben or little rascals

Spitzbuben are typical swiss christmas cookies with blackcurrant jam, sandwiched between two crisp butter cookies, and sprinkled with confectionars sugar. Smells just like christmas!

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cinnamon stars

Cinnamon stars are traditional Swiss christmas cookies. There are crunchy on the outside, but deliciously mellow in their center. The preparation can be a bit tricky while cutting the stars because of the sticky dough, but if you take the time to make them, it is more than worthwhile all the work.

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