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  • Swiss Christmas Cookies (Wiehnachtsguezli)

    Guezle: the process of making Christmas cookies Home-made Wiehnachtsguezli (Christmas cookies) are a big thing in Switzerland. Sometime in November everyone stocks up on sugar, flour, grated nuts, chocolate, butter and whatever else is needed for the cookies. The cookies are baked by all age groups; mothers bake with their children, the young urbanites bake […]

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  • Mailänderli

    Despite its Italian name, the Mailänderli (‘little cookies from Milan’) is by far the most popular and most baked Christmas cookie in Switzerland. I don’t like the shop bought ones as they taste quite bland and boring, but the homemade ones are delighful. Unlike other Christmas cookies, the Mailänderli are usually made with many different […]

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  • Sables (Sables)

    These buttery cookies are great fun to make because they’re so versatile. You can either make the basic vanilla ones and cover them with white or coloured lemony icing sugar, then decorate them with walnut halves, chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit or colourful sugar sprinkles. These are my absolute favourite sables. Alternatively you can add […]