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Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies
Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies
Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies
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Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies

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Christmas is the time we call the most beautiful time of the year. The book Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies wants to invite you to go on a journey through a happy and joyful Pre-Christmas and Christmas period. Allow yourself to take the time to bake these homemade Plätzchen and smell the scent of the festive spices.
The author has baked each and every one of the German Plätzchen, carefully describing and explaining all the required steps. The cookies were photographed the way they actually turned out, there is no cheating.

The cookies introduced in this book had to withstand the most blatant of all critics – the author’s sons. And as every mother or father will know, they don’t hesitate to voice their opinion.

All ingredients are given in this book, all that’s missing to really make it perfect is YOU.

Enjoy baking these delicious German Plätzchen!

LanguageEnglish
PublisherSomePublisher
Release dateNov 29, 2014
ISBN9783945748015
Homemade German Plätzchen: And Other Christmas Cookies
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Gabriele Altpeter

For several years, Gabriele Altpeter has been running kochfokus.de and kochfokus.com - cooking communities in German and English. There, she passionately presents recipes and cooking advice. She graduated at the Carolo Wilhelmina University in Braunschweig, her hometown, has been happily married for more than 25 years and is the proud mother of two sons. Amongst cooking and baking, she is also interested in reading and sports and likes running with her Golden Retriever.

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    Homemade German Plätzchen - Gabriele Altpeter

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    Gabriele Altpeter

    Homemade German Plätzchen:

    And Other Christmas Cookies

    About The Author

    For several years, Gabriele Altpeter has been running kochfokus.de and kochfokus.com - cooking communities in German and English. There, she passionately presents recipes and cooking advice.

    She graduated at the Carolo Wilhelmina University in Braunschweig, her hometown, has been happily married for more than 25 years and is the proud mother of two sons. Amongst cooking and baking, she is also interested in reading and sports and likes running with her Golden Retriever.

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    This book is available in several versions:

    ISBN 978-3-945748-00-8 (Paperback)

    ISBN 978-3-945748-01-5 (eBook)

    1st edition, published in 2014

    Book design and typesetting by Benjamin Altpeter

    Photos by Gabriele Altpeter

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    A Few Essential Remarks before We Start Baking

    How to Store the Plätzchen (Cutout Cookies)

    Shortcrust Pastry

    Bethmännchen

    Butterplätzchen (Shortbread Cookies)

    Cappuccinosand (Cappuccino Heidesand Cookies)

    Elisenlebkuchen (Elisen Gingerbread)

    Erdnussheidesand-Plätzchen (Heidesand Cookies with Peanuts)

    Fruchtige Orangenplätzchen (Fruity Orange Cutout Cookies)

    Haselnuss-Mandelplätzchen (Cutout Cookies with Hazelnuts and Almonds)

    Hildabrötchen

    Honigkuchenplätzchen (Honey Cake Cutout Cookies)

    Marzipan-Aprikosenlebkuchen (Gingerbread with Marzipan and Apricots)

    Marzipanmakronen mit Amaretto (Macaroons with Marzipan and Amaretto)

    Tannenbäume (Christmas Trees)

    Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents)

    Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

    Zitronensterne (Lemon Stars)

    Introduction

    Dear reader!

    The sweet scent of almonds and festive spices lies in the air of my kitchen. This scent floods my heart with warm memories of my childhood and I start dreaming of the days when my mother stood in her kitchen and prepared her amazing different kinds of Christmas cakes and the German Plätzchen (cutout cookies). Can you imagine what happened when she just for a short moment did not pay attention to these delicious sweets? My small hands quickly reached for a Plätzchen or two. I guess my mom knew all too well about her child. Does this raise warm memories of your childhood when you could not wait for Christmas to come?

    This is the time we call the most beautiful time of the year. In Germany, traditions such as baking for the advent season, Sundays and, of course, for Christmas are very much appreciated. Decorating your home, singing and baking with the children, visiting Christmas markets and, of course, baking Plätzchen and other Christmas cookies are not only wonderful Christmas activities but also create a cozy

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