Friday, September 19, 2014
German S Gebäck - Lemon Scented ButterCookies
For years I have seen these cookies at bakeries in Germany and scanned different recipes for them in my collection of vintage German cookbooks. I never had a bad thought about them until I was in the middle of making them for the first time.
Full confession. As I was forming the S shape out of the dough and laying them on the baking sheets, I had the terrible thought that perhaps these treats had their roots in some sort of cookie tribute to the SS.
Momentary freak out.
So I googled and googled and it seems these are just traditional cookies. No Nazi connection whatsoever.
Sometimes it's hard to be me.
You can roll out these S shapes by hand or use a cookie press to do a spritz version. The dough is easy to make and has a lovely lemony flavor. For the recipe, hop on over to my German Food Page at about.com.