This version of the Christmas cookies bredele is a bit different than the most common ones that you will find in the region Alsace in France during Christmas time. Every family have their own tradition of which cookies are to be consider as classical for them. These pumpkinseed cookies can be made six to eight weeks before Christmas. This way they can be kept in a tin box, to let them get the right consistence before they will be eaten.
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.
Looking for an inspiration for a different appetizer, mingle food or to bring on a picnic? Why not trying one of these cake salé, also known as salty bread or savory cake.
These breads are filled with different kinds of cheese and other salty ingredients.