December 8, 2009

community "guetzlete"

as i mentioned yesterday, i was preparing christmas cookie dough last week. there was anis dough for "chraebeli", which as you can see joel is all into it.
it was very interesting to hear him say, "i'm working with this dough, so i'm not tempted to eat it all." i encouraged the guys to try some and they did, after some more urging on my behalf. and then what a surprise, they loved the dough a lot. not that i was surprised, but they just didn't expect it to be yummie!

the chraebeli turned out great and after resting them for 24h and baking 15min. they taste delicious and look great, almost all of them grew their little feet! yeah!

some hands did a diligent job in "painting" the meringue onto the "zimtsterne"
others prepared rice crispy treats and a variation of it with dates and brown sugar instead of marshmallow...

and of course, the chocolate balls are a must in any list of christmas cookies...
for now that's it. but i'm sure the kids and i will do once more a round of baking. i'm looking forward to those moments, of mixing dough, rolling and cutting into shapes and baking. even more the eating them, sipping a cup of hot cocoa and all that in front of a warming fire!

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