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Santa Claus bredele
Santa Claus bredele
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Homemade French Christmas cookies shaped as the face of Santa Claus. Fun to make together with the children but it requires some patients for the decorations. But in the end, it is all worth it when you see the smile of the children and adults when you finally serve them.

Ingredient List for 8 servings:
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300 gr Flour
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100 gr Icing sugar
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125 gr Margarine
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1 Egg
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1 Citron

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250 gr White sugar paste
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250 gr Red sugar paste
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1 Egg white
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15 gr Margarine
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50 gr Chocolate

Oven temperature:
180 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Start by making the cookies by wash and grate away the peel from the citron.
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Melt the margarine. Add the icing sugar and mix with an electrical mixer.
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Add the egg, citron peel and flour while stirring. Continue until the batter is smooth. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
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Roll out the cookie dough to approximately 0.5 cm thick. With a cookie cutter make circles approx. 5 cm in diameter. Place a baking paper on a baking sheet and place the cookies on the paper.
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Place in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes. Take out the cookies and let them cool down.
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Time to make the decoration by starting with rolling out the white sugar paste. Use the same cookie cutter as for the bredele. Cut out as many circles as you have bredele. Let the sugar paste on the table as it is.
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Beat the egg white and brush the cookies, place the white sugar paste on them.
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Roll out the red sugar paste and cut semi circles as many as you have bredele. Brush them with the egg white on each side and place on the cookies to make the hat.
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Cut out small white stripes and brush on each side with the egg white. Place on the lower edge of the red hat.
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Cut out a small circle for the pompom for the hat and nose. Make the form for the mustache for each cookie.
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Make small circles of the red sugar paste for the tongue.
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Place all the different forms on the cookies, but first brush the sugar paste with some egg with so they stick.
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Melt the chocolate and the butter in a casserole. To make the eyes, make 2 small drops with the melted chocolate on the cookies.
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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