Zimtplätzchen – Cinnamon biscuits
The Germans have a tendency to line up what could become a sentence to form a German word. Zimtplätzchen (the “ä” is as in tree) or cinnamon cookies/biscuits is actually made of “zimt” (cinnamon) and “plätzchen” which rather refers to biscuits made during the festive season.
Zimtplätzchen can come in different shapes and forms. The point is they’re a sort of shortbread dough with cinnamon.
I have used the same dough for VanillaKipferln except that I added cinnamon and almond flakes.
So basically I’ll be re-posting the recipe previously posted with the additions to it. I personally made 2 batches of the vanillakipferln dough and handled the second batch differently..
Adapted from “Backen für Weihnachten”
- 140g butter
- 100g ground almonds (toasted in a hot oven at 160 degrees C for 8 min or so then cooled)
- 200g of flour
- 100 g of sugar (fine caster sugar)
- 2 eggs yolks
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract pod
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp of milk
- 40g of almond flakes
- 1 tbps of caster sugar mixed with a good pinch of cinnamon (optional)
PreparationCream the sugar and the butter. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix together to homogenize the dough.
Form a ball and flatten it to form an “abaisse”. Cover with a cling film and transfer to a freezer for 15 min or to the fridge for 1 hour.