Without flour, but with two egg whites, which requires some time and tact. The result is worth the effort, however - and that is not only visually!
When Christmas cookies are the ghosts: those who want to bake the classics every year and a Christmas without gingerbread, vanillekipferl, macaroons, spiced biscuits, Printing and Co. can not imagine. Others place when baking cookies tend to change and experiment every year with a new cookie recipe. Those want to bake with their children and therefore are looking for recipes for quick and easy Christmas cookies, others love to decorate their cookies for hours consuming - and can thereby use any clumsy baking agents.
Some bake every year their favorites and then rejoice like children over cinnamon, fruit bread and almond cookies, others find nothing more exciting to assemble than the plate of biscuits every year with new and exciting creations.
No wonder the cookie baking turns into a tour de force for many. Too fast you take when selecting the recipes that you want to implement this year - and noted that rather become a sporting challenge of the cozy Christmas baking. Therefore it is said: Select a previously carefully.
So the fun baking biscuits in the foreground, we recommend: Less is more! Think about that Christmas cookies intend to bring her this year on the Plätzchenteller exactly and relies on a healthy mix of new, experimental recipes and time-tested classics, of which you know exactly that they succeed you. Sets the selected varieties of your Christmas cookies to small groups, if you can use a dough for several varieties.
Because: Who is smart, tried baking biscuits as many different varieties of a single dough to produce. Many basic recipes are actually so similar that you already can conjure a lot of different cookies with a single short crust pastry, which can vary always easy. This also saves money when shopping, as fast shopping list for the Christmas cookies grows immeasurably. Who, however, focuses on Christmas cookies with a similar basic dough, which takes only a few extra ingredients.
And: Think about whether you would prefer to put an emphasis on decorating your Christmas cookies, or if you want to prefer to try exciting new varieties. Both are certainly too much. A simple short pastry with an ornate decoration can be just stalling for much impression on the plate of biscuits as our fancy mocha meringue rosettes. And just when it is baking cookies with children, it is anyway: the simpler, the better.
Children do not want cardamom and cinnamon Printing and no Basel strip - even if we find it ever so great! - they want to knead really nice stick your fingers in flour mantschen around, secretly snacking the dough from the mixing head and then do an enormous mess with colorful sprinkles, chocolate and bright colors in the dough. Here, of course, is the baking itself as an event in the foreground. And if the little Christmas baker then see their homemade cookies on the coffee table, they will burst almost out of sheer pride. And you will know: That was worth all the effort!
In our large photo show about Christmas cookies all find the recipe and the inspiring photos make right the mood for baking: From fruit cake on tunnels and almond biscuits to Spekulatius everything with it. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Christmas!
Photos: Thomas Neckermann