Kardamon Plätzchen is a type of German Christmas cookie that is popular world wide in the winter time. The shortbread cookie gets its warm, comforting flavor from the ground cardamom that is its hallmark.
The dough is very crumbly and must be refrigerated like an icebox cookie before baking. After baking, the cookies are cooled and dipped in melted chocolate. I used Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate to coat the cookies. It’s a rich chocolate and slightly overpowered the flavor of the cookie. Milk chocolate may be better.
Still, didn’t stop Farmboy from eating several.
The word plätzchen is actually German for cookie, so there are a variety of plätzchen recipes out there. I like these because the cardamom gives the a more complex flavor that the Christmas cookies we typically get here in the states. Plus, everything is better dipped in chocolate.
This Platzchen recipe makes a light shortbread cookie that is perfect for gifting at Christmas time. They keep well in an airtight container, and it’s something different that most people won’t be gifting this season.
In the spirit of Christmas, I’ve gotten together with some fellow bloggers to share our favorite holiday cookie recipes.
The co-hosts for this hop are:
We are bringing you 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Recipes!
The hop runs from 8 am (central) on Dec 7th and ends at 11:55 pm on Dec 18th.
Join us by sharing your favorite Christmas cookie recipes as well as visiting other recipes on the hop to try something new. Let’s fill up those cookie plates!
When you’re done here, stop on over to my Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit to get ideas for more Christmas gifts that you can make yourself.