Recipe by MARBALET
"This recipe is adapted from my great-grandmother's recipe, that is over 100 years old. I had to wait 40 years before my mother would share this recipe with me. This recipe tastes similar to the windmill cookies that they used to sell in our grocery store-but my family thinks that this version is much more flavorful and softer."
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packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups
Bless you for submitting this recipe. My aunt willed me her 100 yr. old German
cookie mold but took her recipe to the grave. I think this is very close to the
cookies I remember eating as a child. I loved them! It worked out quite well with
the hand carved mold as long as the dough was kept cold. A little additional
flour improved the detail of the mold designs. I never knew the name of the
cookie until now, but believe the spelling would be Weinachstollen.
Thank you!! These taste almost exactly like my Grandma Wagner's cookies. I know she used lard. My cookbook from her calls them "Weihnachtstrollen"
Almost like those windmill cookies you can buy in the store. However I still felt like it was missing a little something? I think it maybe a bit of salt, because these are not very sweet. Maybe a touch of salt would make the sweetness pop out a little.
These were your traditional german cookie. I did increase the cinnamon. makes a large batch.
Sorry I gave these such a bad review. I ate these fresh from the oven, and it was a big mistake. After setting these are a very good cookie. I make them most years for Christmas.
I've never tried anything like this before, so I will take others for their word as to the authenticity. All I can really say is that it's a large, somewhat flavorless, soft cookie. I'm glad I tried it.
I just wanted to take another stab at the actual name of these cookies...Weihnachtsrollen might be a possibility (christmas 'rolls'). Weihnachtsstollen is a common Christmas bread, also, but I have never seen it in the form of a cookie.
This is such a fabulous recipe. The cookies are ridiculously addictive. I make them every Christmas. And I have to stop myself from eating them because I give them as gifts. But I don't tell people about the lard, for some reason, that turns them off. Whatever, heaven in your mouth I say!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 196
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