Gewurz-Knusperchen - Spice Christmas Cookies

Sheila M

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@Gadiva

This is a German spice cut-out cookie recipe from my mother-in-law! They are absolutely wonderful!


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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
flour (minus 1 tbs)
1 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
cardamon *
1/4 tsp
cloves *
1
egg
1 stick
butter, plus 2 tbs
1 c
ground hazelnut
*NOTE
see comment below on clove and cardamon measures.

Step-By-Step

1Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Add egg and vanilla.

2In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

3Gradually add dry mixture to the butter mixture.

4Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut with your favorite shaped cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.

5Bake at 350 just until edges start to turn a slight brown.

6Cool and decorate as desired.

7Note: These cookies are best when rolled very thin.

8Photo is from Google images.

Step 9 Direction Photo

9She says the authentic German way to make these is to NOT use a mixer. She measures ALL ingredients onto countertop, cuts in butter and "kneads" by hand until it is all combined.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom