German Christmas Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
I followed the recipe exactly, and we loved them. In the next batch, though, I think that I will bump up the extract of anise from 1 tsp to 1 1/2 tsp. But great recipe.
I really liked this cookie, especially the spices and the fact that the cookie was somewhat soft and chewy long after baking. I could not find citron anywhere in grocery stores. Because I was not sure whether I would like them, I made half a batch, which made about 2 dozen cookies. My modifications were: substituted chopped figs for the citron and chopped walnuts for the almonds. Thought I would not like the anise extract but that flavor was subtle and blended well with spices and other ingredients. Will definitely make again.
I got 4 dozen cookies out of this recipe! I admit that I had adjusted the recipe by adding 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ginger, and omitted the chopped almonds. There are folks who have an allergy to nuts, so I used 3/4 cup mixture of candied cherries and chopped apricots as I didn't have citron on hand. These cookies went over very well when I took them to events at my retirement community-thank you for sharing! I remembered to buy citron, so I can put that to use in this recipe the next time! delowenstein
Sweet, spiced just right and perfect for the holiday! These are some of my new favorite cookies! I loved the spice and anise combo. I didn't get anywhere near 12 dozen cookies but they were still very good!