Ausstecherle (a.k.a. German Christmas Cookies)

11 Dec 2010

These are the cookies that Mark and his his sister Karen made when they were kids. The cookies may seem plain, but the tradition of making them is meaningful when it’s passed down to the next generation.

If you ask Mark, the best part about baking the cookies is being able to sneak eating the raw dough.
The mixing – as you will see, has its own little method, and the choosing of cookie cutters is always fun. The cookies come out sweet and buttery with a little crunch. One day I might just have to decorate some, but for now I’ll resist. Frohe Weihnachten!

PS. This is a scan of an old postcard that Omi found – I think it’s so charming! Click to see it big.

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