White Gløgg and Jewish Cookies
At Christmas time, small shops pop up everywhere. Here you can shop for presents, Christmas decorations and even food. This little village is found in Tivoli. And no, we don’t have snow YET. My husband and I when to Tivoli for a few hours yesterday. When we were tried, we sat down in a little shop and got a glass of gløgg (hot mulled wine) and some cookies. The gløgg was white with wine, and white rum.
1 cup apple juice, ½ cup sugar, 1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise, 3 smal cinnamon sticks (5 cm/2 inches), and 3 star anise. Cook this mixture (can be done the day before.) When time to drink the gløgg, Add one bottle of white wine and 1 cup white rum to the drink. Add grated rind of lemon and serve hot.
Today is the second day of advent and we are lighting the second candle of our advent arrangement. We have invited the neighbors over for a glas of gløgg and Jewish cookies.
1 cup (250 g/8 oz.)flour
7 oz.(200 g) butter
1 cup (120 g) sugar
½ tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 egg to brush the cookies with
3-4 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
To make the cookies, combine flour, butter. sugar and baking powder. Add the egg and knead the dough until all the flour is absorbed and not sticky. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Roll the dough out on a lightly dusted work surface and using a round cookie cutter or a small glass, cut cookies and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Brush cookies with egg and sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Bake them 10-12 minutes.
Cool and enjoy. Any leftover cookies should be placed in a cookie tin.