German Anise Christmas Cookies (Springerle)
Need a dairy free and lacto ovo vegetarian dessert? German Anise Christmas Cookies (Springerle) could be an awesome recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains roughly 3g of protein, 1g of fat, and a total of 170 calories. This recipe serves 24. This recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Christmas will be even more special with this recipe. A mixture of eggs, flour, lemon zest, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. This recipe is typical of European cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside. In a large bowl, whip the eggs and sugar until thick and light. Stir in the lemon zest and ground anise.
Add the flour mixture, mix well. Cover and chill dough for about an hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Traditionally, you would roll over the dough with a springerle rolling pin, but the dough can be cut into small shapes of any kind.
Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on baking sheets, sprinkle with anise seed and leave out uncovered, overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake cookies for 25 to 30 minutes.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Madeira, Prosecco
Cream Sherry, Madeira, and Prosecco are great choices for Cookies. Sweet bubbly Prosecco doesn't overwhelm simple sugar or shortbread cookies, a sweet cream sherry complements spiced cookies, and madeira's nutty notes match cookies with nuts perfectly. One wine you could try is NV Solera Cream Sherry. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 17 dollars.
NV Solera Cream SherryThe Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.