How good are Christmas presents? Rhetorical questions, obviously. How good are cookies? Don’t even think about answering no to that one. How good does it feel giving a handmade Christmas gift? Super toll!
If you find yourself on Christmas eve with no presents in your loot, and the bank balance of a banana (obviously, doesn’t have one) then give these German Christmas cookies a whirl. They’re quick, and easy as walking to Rewe and picking up some flour, eggs and sugar.
150g almond meal
210g softened butter
280g plain flour
2 egg yolks
1 pinch salt
FOR THE ICING:
300g powdered sugar
- Add all biscuit ingredients into a bowl and quickly knead together into a smooth dough. Roll into a log and wrap in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate for approx. 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 150°. Unwrap the dough, cut into approx 1cm thick slices and form a crescents.
- Place the crescents onto a tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven for about 20 minutes.
- When the cookies are done, and still hot, sifted the icing sugar over the top. Warning, the cookies are still very fragile at this stage.
- Pop them in a cute tin or glass cookie jar, add a ribbon and there you have a handmade Christmas gift.
P.S. they taste better the next day.
**Photo thanks to Kebo Homing