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These delightful dry French Christmas cookies comes in a variety of shapes and tastes. You can be sure they will be a hit among your guests.

Traditionally they are prepared a few weeks before Christmas. This fun family activity will delight everyone during the long cold autumn week ends.

They are originally from the eastern parts of France, in Alsace they are called Bredele. There is a big variation of these cookies though every family have there own preferences.

Here below you can find a few recipes of these Christmas treats.

Happy cooking !


Bredele hazelnuts petals
4.8
4 Reviews.
The Christmas cookies called bredele are small and sweet delicacies from the region Alsace in France. They are small dry cookies and every cookie sort has its own special taste. You can find hundreds of different sorts of bredeles and new sorts are produced each year. This particular bredele has a taste of hazelnuts, almond, citron and clove.
Origin: France
4.8
4 Reviews.
The Christmas cookies called bredele are small and sweet delicacies from the region Alsace in France. They are small dry cookies and every cookie sort has its own special taste. You can find hundreds of different sorts of bredeles and new sorts are produced each year. This particular bredele has a taste of hazelnuts, almond, citron and clove.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:25 - Cooking : 00:15
Coffee bredele
4.9
4 Reviews.
These small Alsatian bredele makes a nice addition to your Christmas cookie jar. There are many different bredele so it is tricky to find just one favorite, but maybe these small coffee cookies will become your new favorite. You can bake them a few weeks before and keep them in a thin box with a baking paper until it's time to serve them.
Origin: France
4.9
4 Reviews.
These small Alsatian bredele makes a nice addition to your Christmas cookie jar. There are many different bredele so it is tricky to find just one favorite, but maybe these small coffee cookies will become your new favorite. You can bake them a few weeks before and keep them in a thin box with a baking paper until it's time to serve them.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:15
Mini stollen bredele
4.6
4 Reviews.
The German Christstollen is a a Christmas bread filled with dried fruits, berries and sometimes marzipan, and covered in icing sugar. These mini stollen bredele (Alsastian Christmas cookies) are inspired of the German Christstollen.
Origin: France
4.6
4 Reviews.
The German Christstollen is a a Christmas bread filled with dried fruits, berries and sometimes marzipan, and covered in icing sugar. These mini stollen bredele (Alsastian Christmas cookies) are inspired of the German Christstollen.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:15
Sand bredele
5
4 Reviews.
This is one of the classic Alsatian Christmas cookies called sand bredele. They are named sand bredele because it feels like soft sand when you prepare the dough. It is common to change the taste by adding vanilla, rum, orange, citron, cinnamon or ginger, and you will find them in many different shapes as well.
Origin: France
5
4 Reviews.
This is one of the classic Alsatian Christmas cookies called sand bredele. They are named sand bredele because it feels like soft sand when you prepare the dough. It is common to change the taste by adding vanilla, rum, orange, citron, cinnamon or ginger, and you will find them in many different shapes as well.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:15
Homemade typical Alsatian Christmas cookie with an exotic taste of coconut. This is a soft cookie with a chewy inside. This sweet cookie will be a big hit for both adults and children.
Origin: France
5
4 Reviews.
Homemade typical Alsatian Christmas cookie with an exotic taste of coconut. This is a soft cookie with a chewy inside. This sweet cookie will be a big hit for both adults and children.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:15
Christmas Chocolate bredele
4.8
4 Reviews.
Alsatian Christmas cookies (bredele) comes in many variations of shapes and flavors. Every family bake their own cookies and have their own traditions when it comes to these small treats. These chocolate snowballs are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I recommend preparing several batches with different chocolate each time, this way they will last longer.
Origin: France
4.8
4 Reviews.
Alsatian Christmas cookies (bredele) comes in many variations of shapes and flavors. Every family bake their own cookies and have their own traditions when it comes to these small treats. These chocolate snowballs are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I recommend preparing several batches with different chocolate each time, this way they will last longer.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:10 - Cooking : 00:10
Bredele hazelnut macaroons
5
3 Reviews.
This is one out of hundreds different varieties of the Alsatian bredele cookies you that you will find in Alsace during the Christmas holidays. These hazelnuts cookies have a crispy surface and a slightly chewy interior. The best part is that the cookies can be prepared in advanced, though they can be kept for weeks in a cookie box.
Origin: France
5
3 Reviews.
This is one out of hundreds different varieties of the Alsatian bredele cookies you that you will find in Alsace during the Christmas holidays. These hazelnuts cookies have a crispy surface and a slightly chewy interior. The best part is that the cookies can be prepared in advanced, though they can be kept for weeks in a cookie box.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:15
Spritz bredele
4.7
3 Reviews.
You will recognize these Alsatian Christmas cookies by their special shape, and can often find them dipped in chocolate, or soaked in coffee. This is the original recipe of one of many popular small Christmas cookies called bredele.
Origin: France
4.7
3 Reviews.
You will recognize these Alsatian Christmas cookies by their special shape, and can often find them dipped in chocolate, or soaked in coffee. This is the original recipe of one of many popular small Christmas cookies called bredele.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:30 - Cooking : 00:15
Nutella cookies
4.7
3 Reviews.
These small cookies will make you happy any time, and can be served for any occasions. They are both fun and super easy do, so you don't need to be a baking expert. They are a big hit at kids birthday parties.
Origin: France
4.7
3 Reviews.
These small cookies will make you happy any time, and can be served for any occasions. They are both fun and super easy do, so you don't need to be a baking expert. They are a big hit at kids birthday parties.
Origin: France
Preparation : 00:30 - Cooking : 00:10
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