Bohemian Christmas Cookies

This is a traditional Christmas cookies recipe from the Bohemia region which spread over the Czech Republic, the South of Germany and some of Moravia.

  • Yolks of 2 hard-cooked eggs,
  • 1/3 cup butter or butter substitutes,
  • 1/3 cup sugar,
  • yolk of 1 egg,
  • 1 tablespoon milk,
  • 150g of plain flour and some sifted flour for rolling,
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped blanched almonds.
Put the hard-cooked egg yolks through a sieve with the butter or butter substitute into a food processor blitz until the mixture takes a creamy consistency. Add the sugar and work the dough for another 2 to 3 minutes. Then stir in the uncooked egg-yolk, the milk, and sifted flour. The dough should be stiff enough to roll. Roll it down. Cut into small round shapes with a round cutter, brush your cookies with a beaten egg-white and sprinkle with finely chopped almonds. Bake in a slow oven 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees F.).

Vegetarian, suitable for pregnant women.