Recipe : German slice cookies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I begin to bake my own homemade cookies not too long ago, may be few months back when my husband bought me a new coffee maker, I thought it would be nice to have a homemade cookies to accompany a good gourmet coffee at home. Shortbread is always my fave kind of cookies, I love buttery based cookies, I made them several times and my second choice will be biscoti.  However, store bought biscoti is not entirely cheap either. So I started to look for a few biscoti recipes.

When comes to biscoti, I'd prefer the texture not too thick and nutty , because it makes the biscoti harder to bite :). Sorry if I sound so choosy over biscoti hehe. After long searching recipes, I found one recipe that in my personal opinion is a cross-breed between short bread and biscoti. It called German slice cookies. The texture is still buttery but have a distiguished taste of bicoti. Perfect!

I love almond among other nuts and this recipe is using almont flakes,  but I guess you always could replace it with pistachio if you may.Below is the recipe, I hope you enjoy as I do :).

German slice cookies
{This recipe adapted from Sweet Paul}

227grm (equal of 1 stick) butter, soft
3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 cups plain flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
1⁄4 teaspoon all spice
Almond flakes

1.Line loaf pan with wax paper. Preferably mini loaf pan so the slice will be shorter and wider, but I use normal size loaf pan. It turned out ok. 

2.Beat butter and sugar creamy and then add egg and vanilla. Stir well. 

3.Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and all spice, and mix until you have a smooth dough.

4.Press the dough into the loaf pan and put in the freezer for two hours. 

5.preheat the oven to 180Deg C. 

6.Remove pan from freezer and cut dough into thin slices 

7.Place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.

8.Add a few sliced almonds to the cookies and press in slightly. 

9.Bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes 

10. Cool on a wire rack.

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