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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 !


Mini stollen bredele
5
2 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
5
2 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
5
3 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
5
3 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
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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
5
2 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
5
2 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
Bredele Vanilla Snowballs
5
2 Reviews.
These bredele resemble snowballs both in the appearance and color. These cookies are dry and crumbly with a taste of vanilla. To make the cookies even more tasteful you can use real vanilla. You can keep the dough in the freezer up to two month, this way you can make them again.
Origin: France
5
2 Reviews.
These bredele resemble snowballs both in the appearance and color. These cookies are dry and crumbly with a taste of vanilla. To make the cookies even more tasteful you can use real vanilla. You can keep the dough in the freezer up to two month, this way you can make them again.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:20 - Cooking : 00:10
Sand bredele with peanut butter
5
3 Reviews.
The French sand cookie originate from the Sablé-sur-Sarthe. To make the cookies you need to mix cold butter together with the flour and sugar, and the result resemble of sand. This Alsatian bredeles are one version of the sand cookies, but with a taste of peanut butter. You can use whatever baking from as you prefer.
Origin: France
5
3 Reviews.
The French sand cookie originate from the Sablé-sur-Sarthe. To make the cookies you need to mix cold butter together with the flour and sugar, and the result resemble of sand. This Alsatian bredeles are one version of the sand cookies, but with a taste of peanut butter. You can use whatever baking from as you prefer.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:40 - Cooking : 00:10
Bredele  snowballs
5
5 Reviews.
These bredele have only one thing in common with snowballs and that is the shape. These are traditional Alsatian Christmas bredel. You can find over hundred different variations of bredele cookies, and every family has their own preferences.
Origin: France
5
5 Reviews.
These bredele have only one thing in common with snowballs and that is the shape. These are traditional Alsatian Christmas bredel. You can find over hundred different variations of bredele cookies, and every family has their own preferences.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:25 - Cooking : 00:15
Bredele with hazelnuts
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6 Reviews.
This is a homemade recipe of the classical Alsatian Christmas cookies bredele with hazelnuts. They are so easy and delicious, so it is almost impossible not to prepare twice as many the next time you make them. You can make them in any shape you like but the flat round ones are the typical way to make them.
Origin: France
3
6 Reviews.
This is a homemade recipe of the classical Alsatian Christmas cookies bredele with hazelnuts. They are so easy and delicious, so it is almost impossible not to prepare twice as many the next time you make them. You can make them in any shape you like but the flat round ones are the typical way to make them.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:15 - Cooking : 00:10
Vanilla bredele
5
3 Reviews.
Homemade French Alsatian Christmas cookies with the taste of vanilla. These cookies can already be made in the beginning of November and kept in a tin box with baking paper before being served around Christmas. However, it is unlikely that these small delicious treats will last that long!
Origin: France
5
3 Reviews.
Homemade French Alsatian Christmas cookies with the taste of vanilla. These cookies can already be made in the beginning of November and kept in a tin box with baking paper before being served around Christmas. However, it is unlikely that these small delicious treats will last that long!
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:30 - Cooking : 00:15
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