Bearpaws on German Christmas Kekse

German Christmas Kekse

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Bearpaws

German: Bärentatzen

  1. Today we are baking a whole meal in a cookie :p

  2. Line baking sheets with baking paper
  3. Break chocolate into small pieces
  4. Melt chocolate with cream and ground nutmeg on low heat (don't forget to keep stirring!)
  5. Whisk butter and powdered sugar until light and frothy
  6. Add ground almonds and flour to the mixture and knead to smooth dough
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator (30 minutes)

  8. Preheat oven, 400 F (350 F fan assisted)
  9. Line the bear paw molds with butter or oil
  10. Press flat small dough balls into the molds (Don't worry, if you don't have bear paw molds you can make your own paw shapes: press dough balls into a teaspoon, remove carefully, draw creases into the tip of the paws using a toothpick or pipe the paw tips - don't forget to use baking paper)

  11. Bake for 15 minutes on middle shelf
  12. Remove from the molds and leave to cool on a wire wrack Melt chocolate coating
  13. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate coating diagonally and leave to set on baking paper or wire wrack
  14. Tastes best after 4 weeks

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