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brunsli - swiss christmas cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Found this on a Swiss site. I'd heard of these before, but never had a recipe until now! (Cooking time does not include resting overnight.)

(1 rating)
yield 50 cookies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For brunsli - swiss christmas cookies

  • 5 oz
  • 9 oz
    ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pinch
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 3 1/2 oz
    bitter chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp

How To Make brunsli - swiss christmas cookies

  • 1
    Mix sugar, salt, almonds, cinnamon, ground cloves, cocoa powder and flour in a bowl. Add egg whites and stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • 2
    Add melted chocolate and the kirsch, knead to a soft dough.
  • 3
    Roll out dough on a flat surface (it may be slightly covered with sugar), approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut out different shapes and put them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Let them rest for about 5 to 6 hours or overnight in a dry place.
  • 4
    Bake for about 4 to 6 minutes in the center of the pre-heated oven at 250 °C (480 °F).