German Christmas Tree Cookies

This is a simple cookie which people in south western Germany make for Christmas.

I made a huge batch last Christmas. Arthur ate 2/3 of them and didn’t gain weight! *envies*


4 cups of flour

1 cup of sugar

4 eggs

Beat eggs and sugar together.

Add flour and knead.

Roll out the dough.

Cut with Christmas theme cookie cutters.

Brush with beaten egg yolk.

Bake cookies in oven at 425F\220C for 10 minutes.

Some people use them to decorate their Christmas tree, you’ll need to make a small hole on the cookies before baking.

[Arthur’s Note] Hanging cookies on Christmas tree will attract cockroaches.

[Eames’ Note] Darling, the cockroaches won’t be able to get to the Gutzle with the speed you’re eating them.

Note from Timothy: There are so many great traditions when it comes to festive cookies. Remember that if you’re going to make a cookie for hanging on a tree you’re going to need a strong bake on the cookie itself. Also I’d recommend making the hole for threading your ribbon through before baking. You may need to open it up again once baked but if you get it in there before the cookie hits the oven it’ll make threading and hanging your cookie decoration easier.

Eanes: I really want to make so much of that note filthy but I won’t. Out of festive respect.

Arthur: Eames it’s September.