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German Coookies?

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JesterBread

German Coookies?

I am entering the Canadian Skills competion this next month, and one of the required product is a cookie. I'm think in going with a German theme for all of my products, can any one refer my to some seriously delicious german cookies??? website maybe? i remember earlier this year I made a german cookie for christmas, it had a premade waffer bottom? anyone remember what these badboys are called (I've got a horrible memeory) ??

thanks in advance!

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

The waffer bottom is like communion waffers and used on a lot of different kinds of cookies but mostly with those containing whipped egg whites  and like to stick to the pan, like coconut kisses or low fat cookies.   Does that help?   Mini Oven

westseattle's picture
westseattle

Lebkuchen.  That's the german cookie you're looking for, with the wafer ( catholic host ) bottom.  Great recipes are available on the web. 

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pumpkinpapa

Pfeffernusse perhaps?

If you haven't done the competition yet, you could try these, they are always delicious!

 

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/2 cup finely chopped candied orange peel
2 tsp. lemon zest
6 Tbsp. dark molasses
6 Tbsp. brandy
Powdered sugar for dusting

Mix the first 8 ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the white and brown sugars into the butter. Add the egg yolks and mix. Add the almonds, orange peel, lemon zest and mix. Stir one third of the flour mixture into the butter mixture then add the molasses and brandy. Then add the the rest of the flour mixture. When fully blended, cover the dough and place it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll spoonfuls of doughthem into small balls. Place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for about 12 - 14 minutes. After they've cooled for a little while, roll the cookies in powdered sugar.
 

browndog's picture
browndog

pfeffernusse

PumkinPapa, are you out there? These turned out great, spicy and soft. They got a crunchy sugar syrup and egg white glaze before being dusted with powdered sugar.

duckduck's picture
duckduck

I found this by googling "german cookies".

http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/6579/recipes/c8.html

 

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mercuryhime

the wafer bottom is called oblaten in german.  it's kinda difficult to find around where I am.  maybe you'll have better luck.  

as for german cookies, I really love vanilla kipferls, though I think they may be considered austrian.  close enough?