Christmas: The Preparations Can Begin!

In less than seven weeks it’s already time … Christmas Eve is coming! In rapid steps we approach the pre-Christmas period. Preparations can never be met early enough, so I’ve already arranged an Advent wreath and tried the first Christmas cookies. Every year I try to make my Advent wreath a little different. Last year I arranged the Advent wreath in a Guglhupf form. This year, I fill the candlestick in the star form of Ernsting’s Family with wintery decoration utensils.

There are fast and easy cooked cookies. The taste is wonderfully chocolate and gorgeous after cinnamon and great spices. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients for about 25 pieces:

100 g flour
100 g of butter
40 g of sugar
20 g of cocoa powder
1 egg
40 g of ground hazelnuts
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon gingerbread spice
25 Hazelnuts

Flour the flour and dice the butter. Combine both with sugar, cocoa powder, the egg, the ground hazelnuts, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of gingerbread spice into a smooth dough. If the dough becomes too crusty, then add 1-2 teaspoons of water. Form about 3 cm thick roll and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven (electric stove 180 degrees, circulating air 160 degrees). Cut the dough roll into 1 cm thick slices and shape them into balls. Place on the baking tray. Press a hazelnut into the dough. Bake on the middle shelf for about 15 minutes. To cool on a grate.

So do not panic and start early enough with the preparations

I wish you a beautiful Christmas time!

Further decoration tips from Yvonne you can read here.