As promised today’s kitchen cupboard is going to be about cookies. Last night Herr Pickles and I made a few Swiss cookies. First we made Bratzeli.
Bratzeli are basically a type of sugar cookie that you put into a fancy press that flattens the cookies and leaves a pretty design on them. Mr. Pickle’s mom has an authentic Swiss Bratzeli press that she brought with her from Switzerland at her place, but it runs on 220 and we only have 110 here.
Last year Mr. Pickles bought me a similar one for Christmas.
It makes the cookies a little thicker and doesn’t have the different Swiss flags on it. However, I think the cookies tasted the same as his mothers so that is good enough for me.
I rolled the dough into balls and Mr. Pickles operated the press
|The dough after chilling for 2 hours|
|Rolling into balls|
We then made some Spitzbuben. These are kind of like Jam Jam’s, but the dough it not as sweet and more delicate. The traditional way calls for red current jam, however, Mr. Pickles doesn’t like that so I did half in my homemade Saskatoon berry Jam and the other half in Raspberry Jam.
Although we didn’t kill each other while making the cookies we did run out of time. So we are going to make the Vanillehörnchen tonight.
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