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Mini bretzel - Alsatian Christmas cookies
Mini bretzel - Alsatian Christmas cookies
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These Alsatian Christmas cookies are shaped as mini bretzels and topped with a sweet glazing. The glaze can be made with any taste you prefere. It is common to make these cookies long in advance before Christmas, as early as in November. This has to do with that the cookies are usally placed in a tin box with a baking paper.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
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500 gr Flour
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200 gr Soft butter
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2 Eggs
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130 gr Sugar
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8 gr Vanilla sugar
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150 gr Icing sugar
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1 tablespoon Flavored liquid
Oven temperature:
180 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Whip the eggs and the sugar together to a fluffy foam.
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Add the soft butter, and then the flour. Work everything to a dough. Let it rest for 1 hour.
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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
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Roll out the dough on a baking paper with flour on it.
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Use a cake form formed as a mini bretzel to press on the dough, Take away the rest of the dough. Repete this procedure as long as you have dough left.
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Mix together the liquid and the icing sugar.
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Place the cookies in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes.
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Take out the cookies and brush them with the glazing. Let the cookies cool down in room temperature.
A selection of recipes from the same country.
This recipe is from France , Alsace.
A French cheese cake from the region Alsace where the cake is called käsküeche. The bottom is made like a pie bottom and not like the usual cheese cake bottom with biscuits crumbles. It is big, fluffy, and less sweet than the American or English versions. You can add some citron peel in the cake to have a different taste.
This is a homemade recipe of one of the traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies bredele. It is a hard cookie with taste of cinnamon and covered with a meringue frosting. The Bredele cookies comes in many different flavors and shapes such as hearts, stars, moons or Christmas trees and etc.
Brioche is a French sweet breakefast bread. Traditionally made really high in a special brioche form. Being a breakefast bread it is good to eat it together with some jam, with butter or just as it is.
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