Updated: Feb 10
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When I arrived in France 10 years ago, I lived a year with my sister and her family. Did you know this? That year was the most challenging for me, being that I was away from the Husband and S. But at the same time, it was enlightening. I learned so much about life, about France, and about myself.
My sister lives a very traditional way of life, which is the opposite of me. But anyways, one of the things that I loved about living with her was discovering these little traditions from the east of France. Every month, there is a specific dish or treat to make in respect to an event or celebration.
One of these traditions is baking Christmas Spritz. These are Christmas treats that are originally from Germany and the East of France (Alsace and Moselle). Traditionally, parents spend afternoons baking with their children for one or two weeks using their own special recipes, which they later pass down to their children.
The Christmas Spritz are just one type of cookies from the group of cookies called Bredele. Bredele are biscuits or cookies traditionally baked in Alsace and Moselle during the Christmas season. My favorite are the Spritz and the ones with fruit jam. There are also different types of Spritz as well. I've had some with almond powder and hazelnut I believe.
Anyways, I found this recipe online which surprisingly doesn’t use any eggs. I have nothing against eggs in particular but I thought why not try this one for a change and see if it's any good.
The Spritz cookies are crisp, somewhat dry, and buttery. They are so simple to make, but very very addictive!