EVERY Single year I make papernauten for Christmas. The very odd occasion I will make them other times of the year, but to me they are the best Christmas cookie EVER. 🙂 BAR NONE!
So here’s my recipe:
Here’s how to make them.
Beat three eggs until frothy
Add 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar (packed) Beat until very light and fluffy about 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
Mix together the following:
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup ground almonds
Then add the following
In our family we double the amount of spices, This is the doubled amount, if you don’t want them as strong tasting cut all this in half. 🙂
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tsp grated lemon rind …or add some lemon juice to the eggs and sugar mix
Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. It is a VERY dry mix.
Pick some up and knead it in your hands for a bit, if needed dip your fingertips in water to make it more pliable.
Then form it into a rope about 1/2 inch in diameter. Break into bite-sized chunks (about 1/2 inch) and then cook in preheated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes (until lightly browned)
YUMMY. Your children will be begging for more (at least mine does).
AND… Like my boy I decided to try something new this year.
Geertsma Family Spiced Egg Cookies.
Two bowls needed. Preheat oven to 400F
1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp baking soda Bowl two 3 eggs 3/4 c white sugar 1 1/2 tsp corn syrup 3/4 tsp almond extract 1/4 c toasted sliced almonds (we fiddled with this a bit) Instructions. Preheat oven to 400F 1. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl one. Set aside. 2. Mix all wet ingredients in bowl two until creamy. Takes about 6 minutes. 3. Slowly add dry to wet until well combined. 4. Drop onto parchment paper, leave about 2 inches between. About a good tablespoon each. 5. Sprinkle almonds on top. 6. Bake for 8 minutes until light browned. They tend to stick so store with wax paper between.