Gewuerzplaetzchen (Traditional German Spice Cookies)

Recipe by Lalaloula
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READY IN: 27mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 170
  • 120
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 4
    tablespoons milk
  • 250
  • 50
    g almonds, ground
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 2
    teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 12
    teaspoon clove, ground
  • 12
    teaspoon cardamom, ground
  • 2
    pinches mace, ground
  • 48
    whole almonds, blanched (1 for each cookie)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl knead butter, sugar and vanilla sugar with the dough hooks of your electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Stir in milk.
  • In a second bowl mix flour, ground almonds, baking powder and spices.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and knead into a smooth dough. You might have to get your hands in to finish the job. ;).
  • Form into a log of 30 cm/ 11 inches length and wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Slice log into 5 mm/0.2 inch thick slices.
  • Place on a paper lined baking sheet and press one almond into the middle of each cookie.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for about 12 minutes or slightly browned around the edges.
  • Leave to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • These will keep for about 3 weeks in an airtight container.
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