Baking in Winter

I’m not much of a christmassy person, but every year I’m really looking forward to baking cookies.

However, I only bake simple german shortcrust cookies. You can be so creative with them and they are so easy to make.

I make a huge amount of basic dough, divide it into parts, and spice them up differently, for example with orange zest, vanilla, cocoa or ginger. This way I get many flavors with one dough.

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and knead with your hands until you have a smooth dough.

Then divide it in parts and knead in the flavorings.

Let the dough cool in the fridge (or outside if you live in a cold climate) for at least 1 hour before you start making the cookies. If the dough is too warm, the cookies won’t stay in shape.

Bake at about 200 °C or 392 °F until lightly golden at the edges. Keep checking, they burn easily!

After letting them cool a few minutes, decorate them any way you like.

Be sure to test frequently if they turned out right ; ) !

Vanilla Snowflakes

Cinnamon Snowflakes

Vanilla Clouds with white chocolate

Cocoa Horse

Caramel-Orange-white Chocolate Stars

Iced Snowflakes with Arrak flavor

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  1. Yippieh! Bin auch sehr gespannt auf das was kommt!

    Und wunderschöne Plätzchen von einer Nicht-Weihnachtsperson…;) Verstehe ich gut.

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