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German Christmas Cookies No. 2 – “Gewuerzprinten”

I brought these cookies to a potluck dinner on Sunday and the lovely lady to my right at the dinner table – Cornelia – asked me for the recipe. She bakes 20 different varieties of cookies every Christmas, putting most good German housewives to shame.

Printen are a type of “Lebkuchen” or gingerbread and contain very similar spices. They also include figs, maple syrup, brown sugar and finely ground rock candy or “Kandiszucker, which I substituted with turbinado sugar. Don’t worry, they are not as sweet as it sounds here, and they contain hardly any butter.

Again, I apologize that this is another “metric” recipe for which you’ll need a scale. Good luck!

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