Our Consul General Dr. Schmidt and his wife have already started their Christmas baking and shared one of their recipes with us:
250 gr wheat flour
1 pinch of baking powder
125 gr sugar
1 package of vanilla sugar
3 egg yolks
250 grams of butter
125 gr ground almonds
Mix flour and baking powder, put the egg, sugar and vanilla sugar in the middle and mix with the flour to a thick paste. Add the butter in small pieces together with the ground almonds and knead all the ingredients. Let rest in the refrigerator for ½ hour.
Roll out the dough as thick as a thumb, then cut off pieces approx. 2 cm long and shape them in crescent shapes.
Preheat the oven to 175-200 degrees C. Bake for approx. 10 minutes.
Mix 50 grams of powdered sugar and 1 packet of vanilla sugar and roll the hot vanilla crescents in it.
Christmas cookies in the Schmidt's house: