8 hours 25 min

    Popular round Christmas in Germany, Denmark and Holland, these little spiced biscuits are full of flavour. You will need to allow the biscuit dough to dry out overnight before baking them.

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    Makes: 100 biscuits

    • 4 eggs
    • 450g caster sugar
    • 440g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr drying  ›  Ready in:8hr25min 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together with an electric mixer for 20 minutes. Sieve together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and pepper and stir them into the egg mixture. Roll the dough into 2.5cm balls and place them on a lightly greased baking tray. Let the biscuits sit out overnight to dry.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake the biscuits for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container for a week to blend the flavours.

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    These are so quick and easy to make. Just make sure you make plenty of them. They will go so quickly  -  29 Nov 2016


    almost perfect, you just need the glaze on them to make this authentic. mix 2 parts powdered sugar and 1 part milk together. warm in microwave about 45 sec dipped slightly warm cookie and allow to harden on wire rack.  -  29 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    none of these recipes mentions adding a slice of apple inside the air tight container. Once shriveled keep replacing it for six weeks. Apples help soften the cookies and ferment/blend the spices. They are delicious. Then powder sugar the tops  -  04 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)