Nine days into the Christmas count down I feel it is finally time for Christmas cookies. As an Austrian I was personally “obliged” to start my Christmas baking season with Linzer Augen, which literally translate to Linzer Eyes. They are said to have originated in the Austrian city of Linz.
Together with Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescents) they are probably them most popular Austrian Christmas cookies. While I have to confess that I have never tackled the challenge of making Vanillekipferl, I have regularly made Linzer Cookies over the last years slightly altering the recipe every year. After they turned out quite brittle last year I was quite happy with the result this year :-) .
… And what are your favourite Christmas cookies?