Thuringian Brownies

Thuringian Brownies

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Marion Wilting


This actually is a christmas cookie recipe from Thuringia, where it is called "peat" because it looks like peat. It's a very rich cookie which strongly resembles a brownie.


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1 cookie sheet
15 Min
30 Min


  • 1 lb
    baking chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 7 oz
  • 6
  • 1/2 c
    butter plus
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 lb
  • 1 dash(es)
    baking powder

How to Make Thuringian Brownies


  1. Melt chocolate with 4 T water over low heat, over double boiler or in the microwave, if using.
  2. Separate eggs, beat egg whites stiff.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Cream together sugar, egg yolks and butter. Stir in melted chocolate, add flour and baking powder.
  5. Fold in stiff egg whites.
  6. Spread on cookie sheet, about 1 inch thick, and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Cube while still warm.

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About Thuringian Brownies

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German

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