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Sand bredele
Sand bredele
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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.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
220 gr Butter
120 gr Sugar
370 gr Flour
2 Egg yellows
7 gr Vanilla sugar
Oven temperature:
180 degrees Celsius
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
Let the butter get soft by leaving it in room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Mix the butter with the egg yellows in a bowl with a fork.
Add the sugar, flour and vanilla sugar and mix it all to a smooth dough.
Sprinkle a working bench wit flour and bake approx 2 cm thick square.
Take a round glass or a baking form in preferred size to press out the cookies.
Place the cookies on a baking sheet, and place in the middle of the oven for 10-15 minutes. Let the cookies get slightly brown on the surface.
A selection of recipes from the same country.
This recipe is from France , Alsace.
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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.
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