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.