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DAY 10: Gingerbread cookies

It is day 10 of my recipe baking marathon and today I’m sharing with you my favorite Gingerbread cookie recipe. Over the years, my mom and I tried a lot of gingerbread cookie recipes and they all tasted good but the cookies would get very hard and crispy within a few days of making them, even with apple slices put in the cookie jars. But it won’t happen with this recipe, your gingerbread cookies will stay soft for up to 4 weeks! And your house will smell like Christmas :)

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DAY 8: Vanilla Crescents

If I had to think of only one Christmas cookie recipe that is typically Austrian, it would be vanilla crescents or ‘Vanillekipferl’ as we call them in Austria. I couldn’t imagine Christmas without those delicious cookies from my grandmother’s recipe.

I remember when I was little and my grandmother used to make them, shaping the dough into the perfect crescents and I was always in charge of cutting the log into identical pieces. She never let me shape the dough because it had to be perfect. She made the perfectly shaped ‘Vanillekipferl’.

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DAY 4: Almond macaroons

Marzipan is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate. At least I’ve never met anyone saying that they tolerated the taste of marzipan in sweets, but were not very fond of it. I love the taste of marzipan! I like to eat it all year around (out of the package I may add!), but somehow the more complex the marzipan figure or sweet is done, the better it tastes! At least this is what I tell myself ;) 

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