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Silhouette Christmas Cards

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my individually designed letter paper. In that post, I already told you about my love for handwritten letters. In today’s post, I will show you how to make individually designed Christmas cards using a silhouette. Paper cutting is one of my favourite techniques for decorating cards because you can make individual designs for every purpose. There are designs available online or you just make your own design. I decided to make a star-shaped silhouette this year because it matches perfectly with Christmas and with just a few changes you can make a lot of different versions of that design. For the paper silhouette Christmas card you´ll need: plain Christmas cards and matching envelopes paper for the silhouette (I used rests of last year’s Christmas wrapping paper, which is red on one side and golden on the other. The stars are not supposed to be very big, so even small paper rests will work well.) Needed material small scissors (there are special scissors for paper silhouette) or cutter and …

Chocolate Thalers

Every year I’m thinking about which cookies to make for Christmas. I’ve to admit that I’m not very much into Christmas cookies, so for me it is always about keeping the effort as small as possible. Nevertheless it is always nice to have a small selection of cookies at least to be able to offer them to guests. This I finally decided to make Chocolate Thalers, which I have never tried before. These cookies are usually called Nougat Thalers, but I preferred chocolate and tried this variation. These cookies are easy, but it takes some time to do all the necessary steps. These cookies turned out to be one of my favourites from now on. I am a huge chocolate fan, so that might be one reason, but beside that the look as a well as the texture of the dough convinced me completely. Chocolate Thalers Source: inspired by www.yumlaut.de, modified Ingredients 200 g butter (room temperature) 30 g sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 150 g ground hazelnuts 270 g flour (I used …

Greetings from Hänsel and Gretel: Gingerbread

Hi out there! Happy Christmas holidays ! Punctually for Christmas evening I dedicate this post to very fairy-tale-cookies: gingerbread! When I was a little child, my mother used to read all these typical German fairytales to me. Every evening, before I had to go to bed, I chose the story I wanted to hear. For me, some fairytales were setted in the winter. I don’t know why, but this atmosphere seemed to be more convenient with the story than other seasons. Hänsel and Gretel was one of these tales. It is not one of my favourite stories, but the witch’s gingerbread house always caused immense fascination. This fascination led to the intent to try gingerbred on my own someday. This winter I finally baked gingerbread for the first time, the necessary look for the which house included. The receipe I took from a German cookbook called “Backvergnügen wie noch nie”, which can be translated as “baking experience as never before”. It contains quite a big range of different recipes, from Christmas cookies to savoury snacks, …