Baking Classics: Old World Cookies

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Old World Cookies

Baking cookies, particularly around the holidays & leading up to New Year’s celebrations has long been a tradition enjoyed around the world. Often times they are & were reserved for parties or gift giving & included readily available ingredients such as spice & nuts. Many of the recipes may be shaped or molded by hand or utilize a simple pin aside from the Scandinavian classic spritz but even those may be piped with a star tip & common pastry bag. Learn the origins of many of your very favorite cookies that may be enjoyed all throughout the year.

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How To Handcraft Old World Cookies

Most everything lovely that comes out of your kitchen begins with planning & logistics. From curating the finest ingredients to making certain supplies are available to create beautiful & delicious cookies, many tasks must be taken care of before baking can even begin. Specially prepared baked goods make lovely offerings to guests when entertaining. When it comes to choosing the right cookies for your celebration, it’s important to know which recipe formulas should be considered in order to highlight the event flawlessly. Follow the links for detailed instruction to make these wonderful gems.

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Variety is essential when making cookies for holiday celebrations. Be certain these classics make the cut for a pleasing aesthetic & exceptional good taste.

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The beauty of Classic Butter Spritz is that all sorts of holiday shapes may be created using one simple dough. Spritz cookies are some of the most traditional holiday cookie favorites in Scandinavian countries & once you get comfortable using the press, the possibilities are limitless. Sandwich two together with jam or chocolate ganache, sprinkle the tops of the pressed dough with nuts & sugar or fill the centers as you so please.

Chocolate-Pecan Rugelach & Cinnamon-Pecan Rugelach are classified as a rolled cookies more so due to the first shaping & cutting of the dough. The second step gives these classic old world cookies their signature look. These popular cream cheese based cookies originated from central to eastern European Jewish communities & are considered to be mainstay bakery offerings in Isreal.

Vanille Kipferl are one of the most popular flavors to bake & make lovely additions to cookie platters as their shape is so distinctive. Kipferls are Austrian cookies from Vienna shaped to represent the crescent on the Turkish flag. They are most often prepared with ground almonds however many nuts such as pecans & walnuts may be substituted in basic formulas to yield equally delicious results. 

Chocolate-Hazelnut Icebox Cookies offer exceptional taste to Christmas menus. Blend the dough, shape into logs & bake them when they are needed. The refrigerator cookie, an American classic, was established in the late 1920’s.

Moravian Cookies are an old fashioned holiday classic brought to our country by religious immigrants from central Europe. Many American communities that were settled by Moravians, in places such as North Carolina, are known for offering them during Christmas festivities.

Linzer Crumb Bars are inspired by a traditional Linzer Torte originally from Austria which includes distinctive characteristics featuring a spice scented lattice shortbread double crust pastry & a raspberry filling. The flavor combination is so delectable, bakers have enjoyed transforming the basic components into beautiful holiday cookies, bars & other confections.

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Pferffernusse are a wonderful old world cookie popular in Germany & the Netherlands. The distinctive characteristics include a puffy appearance with an elevated spice level compared to traditional gingerbread cookies. You can expect bold combinations to include freshly ground black pepper, cinnamon, allspice & cardamom as well as nuts in these tasty cookies. Once baked, the cookies may either be rolled in powdered sugar or dipped in a simple confectionary glaze for finishing.

Portzelky are a Mennonite cookie or fritter recipe with origins from Germany reserved specifically for New Year’s Day celebrations. They are traditionally prepared with raisins & deep fried then dusted in powdered sugar much like a beignet.

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