May 17, 2014
It’s cold, rainy and windy outside! No matter what time a year, this feels like autumn. So naturally I feel like heating the oven, preparing for christmas and baking cookies. But then I always feel like christmas – best time a year!
When I was little my grandmother used to make boxes and boxes full of christmas cookies. At least 30 different kinds – cookie heaven! Nowadays my aunt and her magic kneading hands took over the tradition. My all time favorites are Vanille Kipferl – so I made my aunt teach me how to make them perfect: solid enough so you can pick them up – but as soon as they are in your mouth they crumble apart into bliss!
[all ingredients need to be cold and processed quickly]
_ put flour, sugar, nuts and salt on a board
_ put half of the dough into the fridge [otherwise it gets to warm before you can process it]
_ preheat oven to 170°C
_ make 1,5cm thick rolls – cut of small pieces and form into a ball
_ put the ball into your left and and use the side of your right hand to form little rolls [about 8-10mm thick]
_ bake cookies for 10-15min [until lightly golden]
_ mix powdered sugar with vanilla sugar
_ let cool before taking them off the paper