Category: Holiday cookies

Holiday Christmas cookies with recipes dating back generations and generations with in our family. From traditional Italian, to traditional Swiss.

Mailaenderli

different shaped cookies

Source: Beerli Recipe ca. 1938 Mailaenderli I must thank my father-in-law who passed this lovely, old family recipe of Mailaenderli along to me. Typed on a piece of paper, he highlighted his top four holiday cookie recipes for me. Well, here we have the winner. The typical Swiss finish on the cookie is before baking, …

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Anise Cookies

Anise cookies

Source: Beerli Family Recipe cir. 1940’s Anise Christmas Cookie Another wonderful vintage, heritage recipe passed along to me from my lovely father-in-law. The Anise cookies (Anisbrötli) are an incredibly old, German original recipe. They are said to date back to the 14th Century and originated from what is now known as the Schwarzwald area in …

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Almond Cookies

Almond cookie - Mandelschnitte

Source: Beerli Family Recipe:  cir.1943 Almond Cookies or Mandelschnitte This Almond Cookies recipe is the third of four recipes my lovely father-in-law typed up for me. I’ve guarded that sheet of typed recipes as closely as I have guarded my family. Recipes are a very important part of life-it’s a tangible item to grasp on …

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