In Germany, Christmastime is the time of the year when you bake and eat a lot of cookies. One of my favorite Christmas foods is cinnamon heart cookies. They are very tasty and delicious!

  • 150g (~⅔ cup) lukewarm unsalted Butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20g (~2 tbsp) vanilla sugar
  • 40g (~⅓ cup) icing sugar
  • 20g marzipan/almond paste
  • 165g (~1 cup) flour
  • 4 teaspoons cinammon
  • 170g (~1 cup) ground almond

1. Mix the butter, egg yolk, icing sugar, vanilla sugar, and marzipan together until you have an even dough.

2. In a seperate bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, and almonds together.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the dough.20161208_203458

4. Leave your dough in the fridge for 3 hours.

5. Preheat the oven (190 Celsius; 375 Fahrenheit).

6. Roll out the dough by using a rolling pin.

7. Use a cookie cutter to cut your cookies.

8. Bake for 8 minutes.

9. Let them cool down on a grid.

If you want to, you can also decorate them with chocolate.

Don´t forget to have a lot of fun while baking. 😉

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