Traditional Christmas cookies with cinnamon
Ho, ho, ho! If you’ve been naughty this year, you’ll probably get no presents.
But nothing prevents your from having these delicious traditional Christmas cookies!!! 😀
They are very easy to make and they taste so… Christmassy!!! Just a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and anise can boost up the flavour of these cookies, but of course you can add all the spices and flavourings you want (e.g. ground ginger! That’s Christmassy as well)!
These Christmas cookies by Christophe Felder are not so different from a shortbread tart dough where the cold butter is mixed by hand with the dry ingredients to obtain a sandy mixture that is then moistened with eggs and kneaded just as needed.
Traditional Christmas cookies
|1 teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|1/2 teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1/2 teaspoon||Ground anise|
|1 teaspoon||Kirsch liqueur|
You can make a ball of dough scraps and roll it out again to obtain more cookies but be careful because:
- Overworking the dough will have a negative impact on the flakiness of the cookies (i.e. more gluten will develop so the cookies will be harder)
- It might be necessary to store the dough for some more time in the fridge if the butter becomes too soft