Baking a huge variety of special Christmas cookies for the festive season is an important tradition where I come from.
Most families do it and even though most bake the same type of cookies, each family has sort of like an own recipe and a unique way of making it, so sharing your recipes with other people can be so much fun, as you think you know the cookies – but then they taste different.
When I was little, I would always help Mum with the Christmas baking and in one year we had 21 different types of cookies.
So with Xmas coming up, I thought it was a nice touch and worth to share:
So, as you can see, they are called “Butterblümchen” and I remember that my late Grandma used to make them at Christmas time, too.
So what is says here is that you need:
- 300g plain flour
- 185g butter
- 90g sugar
- 3 egg yolks
You mix it together and let it rest for a little while. Later on, you roll it (works best in between to sheets of cling film), use flower-shaped cookie cutters to cut the cookies (note to self: yeah, Sabrina, that is obvious!) and place them on a baking sheet. Bake at a medium temperature and sprinkle with caster sugar.
I haven’t tried them myself yet, but as mentioned before, my Nana used to make these, too, and I remember how delicious they were! Certainly worth a try!
Do you traditionally do some Christmas baking? What are your Christmas traditions?