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DAY 13: Thumbprint cookies

These thumbprint cookies are buttery soft and crumbly. Plus they have the perfect ratio of cookie dough and jam. The dough itself is not very sweet which complements well the tangy yet sweet taste of the jam. And the dark rum flavor adds a little something.

Thumbprint cookies are very easy to make and even if your ‘thumbprint’ is not perfect, once they are baked and filled you won’t even notice it. If however you are like me, eat the ones that you find have imperfections ;) That is my personal rule!

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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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