Merry Christmas from Germany!
Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, tasty punch and delicious dinners. We asked our colleagues to reveal their favourite Christmas recipes.
On December 12th, Lea Kolodziej (Student, Corporate Communications @ Mitsubishi Electric Germany), tells us what are the favourite cookies of her whole family.
“The favourite cookies of my whole family.
Spitzbuben are a tradition at home during the Christmas season.
No matter which other cookies are baked, the homemade Spitzbuben of my grandma are always eaten first, because they are really delicious.”
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
125g ground almonds
rasperry or redcurrant jam
How to make the cookies:
// Knead all ingredients together thoroughly in a large bowl.
// Place the dough in the refrigerator for two to three hours.
// Then cut out round or flower-shaped cookies from the dough. Cut a thimble-sized hole in the center of every second cookie.
// Bake the cookies in the oven at 150° convection (175° top and bottom heat) for 5-10 minutes.
// In the meantime, warm up the jam.
// When the cookies come out of the oven, stir the jam until smooth and spread it on the hot, unperforated cookies. Place one perforated cookie on top of each and press down a bit.
// Let the Spitzbuben cool down and dust with powdered sugar.