Brunsli

These cookies, named after their colour bruun (brown), are one of the classic Swiss Christmas cookies along the Mailänderli, Zimtstern and some others. We don’t make them every year as we alternate them with the Schokoladekugeln Myrta which are very similar, but round and a little more moist inside. The Brunsli are mainly made of […]

A Swiss Foodie Christmas Song

December is here and with it the by the Swiss much loved Vorwiehnachtsziit (lit. pre-Christmas time). During this Vorwienachtsziit I’d like to introduce you to some traditional, food-related Swiss Christmas things. First up is Andrew Bond, a musician who’s dearly loved by Swiss children and adults alike. He makes children’s songs but they’re so good […]

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 […]

Chocolate Almond Balls (Schokoladekugeln Myrta)

These scrumptious chocolate balls are a firm favourite in the Christmas cookies selection of my family and very popular in the entire country. They’re called Schokoladekugeln Myrta and originate from the first Betty Bossi cookie cookbook called Guezle mit Betty Bossi. This very popular book had been out of stock for more than 15 years […]