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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 Vanilla Snowballs
4.8
3 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
4.8
3 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
Hazelnut Bredele
4.3
2 Reviews.
Christmas cookies in all shapes and flavors can be found all over the world, even so in the region Alsace in France, where they are called Bredele. These small hazelnut treats are both easy and quick to prepare and can be made already in November. But it is hard to resist the delicious small cookies before Christmas, so make sure to make enough of them.
Origin: France
4.3
2 Reviews.
Christmas cookies in all shapes and flavors can be found all over the world, even so in the region Alsace in France, where they are called Bredele. These small hazelnut treats are both easy and quick to prepare and can be made already in November. But it is hard to resist the delicious small cookies before Christmas, so make sure to make enough of them.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:15 - 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
3.6
8 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
8 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
4.9
4 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
4.9
4 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
Gingerbread bredele
3.4
6 Reviews.
Homemade Christmas gingerbread cookies from the region Alsace in France. If you always thought it is complicated to bake your own gingerbread cookies for Christmas, try this recipe and you will continue to make them year after year.
Origin: France
3.4
6 Reviews.
Homemade Christmas gingerbread cookies from the region Alsace in France. If you always thought it is complicated to bake your own gingerbread cookies for Christmas, try this recipe and you will continue to make them year after year.
Origin: France - Region: Alsace.
Preparation : 00:30 - Cooking : 00:10
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