Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Printen Cookies

Aachener Printen  is a type of cookie originally from Aachen region in Germany. These are actually herbed honeyed cookies and traditionally they were sold by pharmacists. These days however there are many versions even without the honey and extra spices being added as well. I had tried a simple eggless version blogged by Aysha of SchmetterlingWords who is my partner this Blog Hop Wednesday by Radhika.

All Purpose Flour: 250gms  (2cups +)

Honey: 10 tbsp
Sugar: 4 tbsp
Butter: 8 tbsp soft

Orange Zest: 1 tsp
Baking powder:2 tsp
Salt: a pinch
Cardamom: 1/2 tsp

Almonds: for topping :1 cup +/-
Orange marmalade/Apricot preserves: for garnish


Cream together butter,sugar and honey till fluffy. Add in the salt,spice ,zest, baking powder to this along with the flour and knead to for a dough. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for atleast an hour, 

Take out the dough,roll it out to a big rectangle, cut cookies as square or rectangular pieces Place these pieces on a lightly greased/lined baking sheet atleast 1 inch apart from each other and brush with marmalade on top.Stick an almond at the centre as well.

Bake in a preheated oven at 175c /360F for about 10-12 minutes until they become golden brown at the edges  and puff up.

A simple yet delectable cookies. The orange cardamom combo rocks. You can use gingerbread spice also ,but this instead of caardamom.


Rasi said...

they look great.. kooks crunchy..rmeinded me of ginger cookies :)

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Sumee said...

That looks like a great tea tie snack... nice cookies

Swetha said...

They look tempting...

Radhika said...

I love the use of orange zest as I always like that very much both in cakes and cookies. You always dig out delicious ones.

Priya Sreeram said...

nice recipe and looks yum

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Sweatha, the printen have come out awesome.... Glad you have tried it and liked it...

And hey, I tried the beans salad from ur space. It was fantastic... Please check out my entry for the Blog Hop... :)

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Bergamot said...

Love the flavours of this recipe. I had been to Aachen a long time ago for a short trip. Wish I knew that :-)

Fairy Garden said...

Nice to know about these cookies. They are really gorgeous.

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