Wainachsrollen Heirloom Cookies

    30 minutes

    A family favourite recipe that's been passed down through the generations. Sweet, indulgent biscuits, spiced with cinnamon and the mild nutty taste of almonds.

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    Makes: 24 Cookies

    • 425g butter, melted
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 3 egg
    • 4 1/2 cups (560g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 225g almonds, chopped

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, melted lard, white sugar, brown sugar and eggs. Mix until well blended. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and almonds.
    2. Roll the dough into 2 logs about 6cm in diameter; refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Let the dough logs thaw for about 5 minutes.
    4. Cut dough into slices about 1/2cm thick. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
    5. Alternative: You can use a cookie stamp, mould or press for these biscuits after you have chilled the dough. Roll out the dough to 1 1/2cm thick.

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    Bless you for submitting this recipe. My aunt willed me her 100 yr. old German cookie mold but took her recipe to the grave. I think this is very close to the cookies I remember eating as a child. I loved them! It worked out quite well with the hand carved mold as long as the dough was kept cold. A little additional flour improved the detail of the mold designs. I never knew the name of the cookie until now, but believe the spelling would be Weinachstollen.  -  03 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Almost like those windmill cookies you can buy in the store. However I still felt like it was missing a little something? I think it maybe a bit of salt, because these are not very sweet. Maybe a touch of salt would make the sweetness pop out a little.  -  02 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Thank you!! These taste almost exactly like my Grandma Wagner's cookies. I know she used lard. My cookbook from her calls them "Weihnachtstrollen"  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)