Monday, January 5, 2009

Cinnamon Bredeles Alsacien/Cinnamon Alsacien Butter Cookies

Bredeles Alsacien, i tasted this cookies while i went to celebrate christmas in Strasbourg, capital of Alsace region, i didnt noticed the ingredients when i tasted this cookies as they were very tasty i thought i can search for the recipe later,but while searching for traditional cookies for Meeta's Monthly Mingle - Spiced Cookies, i thought of making this cookies, as they suit prefectly for the event...usually they r prepared with 4 spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger n cloves r simply without any spices, here i tried them sterday with cinnamon powder, my fav spice n they turned out really tasty, its quite simple to make them..with almonds n walnuts this traditional butter cookies of Alsace tastes really delicious..

1no Egg (yellow yolk)
3/4cup All purpose flour
1/4cup Almonds + Walnuts pieces
100g Butter ( room temperature)
1tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2cu Sugar
pinch of Salt

Preheat the oven at 350F...Beat the yellow yolk of egg with sugar n salt until they turn soft, add the butter, meanwhile grind both the almonds, walnut pieces into fine powder..add the all purpose flour n cinnamon powder to the butter n sugar mixture slowly, also add the grounded powder n knead them as soft dough..

Dust the dough with all purpose flour n roll them with rolling pin, with cookies cutter cut them as any shape as desire..Bake them in middle rack for 10 minutes r else until the turn slightly brown..

Decorate the cookies as per ur preference...i decorated them with confectioner's sugar mixed with water...


  1. Bread vadai & cookies both r looking yum & delicious priya..

  2. Priya,your cookies are absolutely inviting..

  3. I just made some ginger spice cookies,nice to see your recipe of cinnamon butter cookies,sounds scrumptious.

  4. Lovely Priya,I know they are delich.I love the way u used only cinnamon.You sure cook up a lot-variety of recipes.

  5. Congratulations on your cookies!
    They look great!

    If you like the Alsatian butter cookies, you might like the "Zimt Sternes" or Cinnamon Stars.

    Another type that is popular is the Anis Bredele...

    I've tasted just about every Bredele that they make in Alsace. Every year we get bags of home-made Alsatian cookies from the neighbors and my husband's family.

    They're all good!!

  6. wow so tempting I think they melt in the mouth mmmmmm yummy

  7. yummy priya...I am gonna try this soon :) luved ur heart shaped cutter...I tried to get 1 here...but still in the search ;(

  8. Looks yum. You seem to know so many varieties of cookies and munchies.

    Love the leftover bread vada too.

  9. They look like a short bread , delicious !

  10. if i make these, i will finish in no time. romba tempt panreenga.

  11. Thanks friends for leaving ur awesome comments...

  12. perfect looking cookies! thank you for the entry!

  13. Cinnamon cookies like these are my favorite to eat around the holidays, perfect with a glass of milk or hot chocolate :)!


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