Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Glühwein Linzer Hazelnut Cookies



This is my nod to missing all the German Christmas markets as we are in the States this  year for the holidays. 

The plan is be be back there for Christmas next year and I can't wait. I am already planning out all the Markets I would like to visit but as of yet haven't.


Glühwein (roughly translated to "glow wine") is hot mulled German wine served at Christmas markets and restaurants throughout Germany during the holiday season.One of the things I miss most, is taking a break from Christmas shopping to stand at a glühwein hut with friends sipping this lovely spiced hot drink.
These are Linzer style cookies with homemade spiced wine jelly. Use two different size star cutter to create the cookies. The bottom is a solid star cookie, the top has a cutout from a smaller sized star cutter. 

Important! Make sure you bake the cutout cookies and the colid star cookies separately on two different baking sheets. They have two different baking times with the solid stars being shorter. If you bake them together on one sheet, the cutouts will be finished first and will end up over done.

The dough has hazelnut flour in it. I made my own by pulsing whole raw hazelnuts with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. The powdered sugar presents the nuts from becoming wet and sticky as they are pulverized. 

I recommend you double, triple or quadruple the mulled wine recipe below and save it for later to reheat and drink with the cookies.

You can find the full Recipe on my German Food Page at about.com
Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, no matter where in the world you are!

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