Gewurz-Knusperchen - Spice Christmas Cookies
Family Tested & Approved
flour (minus 1 tbs)
butter, plus 2 tbs
see comment below on clove and cardamon measures.
Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Add egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
Gradually add dry mixture to the butter mixture.
Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut with your favorite shaped cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 just until edges start to turn a slight brown.
Cool and decorate as desired.
Note: These cookies are best when rolled very thin.
Photo is from Google images.
She 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.