(Pssst, we also make classic shortbread for the
purist and a delicious anise flavored one, too!)
The Ischler (or Isler) First we start with two buttery, crispy walnut cookies and then fill them with an apricot jam filling. Overnight, a textural miracle occurs transforming the cookies into a chewy, nutty, tangy morsel.
Springerle (little jumpers): Once you try these they'll jump off the plate. These anise flavored cookies have a crisp, intricate exterior and a chewy center. The dough is pressed into carved molds to form the pictures of amazing detail. Beautiful, edible, little works of art!
Dairy free, too!
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Bayerisches Butterbrot (Bavarian butter bread). A satisfying and complex flavor mix of ground hazelnuts and dark chocolate with a tangy lemon glaze. A great cookie for highlighting the wonderful hazelnuts of Oregon. The original format is supposed to look like buttered rye bread but we think ours is much prettier!
Spitzbuben (rascals) Our sandwich cookie version* is the happy union of pecan shortbread held together with rose hip jam before going through a dusting of powdered sugar: an incredibly rich treat. Sometimes we use quince jam instead but either way, they are delicious. Sue's personal favorite.
*Comes in a three-tiered version that looks like a mini-wedding cake - a great choice to serve at wedding receptions.
Haselnuss Makronen (hazelnut meringues): the most common reaction when eaten is an audible moan of pleasure quickly followed by the consumption of a second one! Light as a feather, crispy on the outside with a chewy center, these are an all time favorite. Another cookie that highlights the Oregon hazelnut.
An added bonus: they are gluten and dairy free without altering the spectacular recipe.
Mandel Makronen (almond meringues): cousin to the hazelnut meringue, this one was inspired by the German zimtstern (cinnamon star) cookie. A "messerspitz" of cinnamon (the amount that fits on the tip of a knife) rounds out the more subtle flavor of the almond. We're petty sure you're going to like it! Gluten and dairy free.
Pistazienen Makronen: (pistachio merignues): we can't decide which one is our favorite! Yet another fabulous addition to our arsenal of addictive cookies. Don't feel bad when sampling if you have a hard time stopping. Gluten and dairy free.
Kullerauge, (round or rolling eye): A very delicate cookie which crumbles under the teeth. The rich lemon zest infused butter cookie provides a perfect contrast to the tart, jewel-red currant jelly filling. Sprinkled with hagelzucker (hail sugar) It looks like the holidays and you'll feel like you are at tea with the Queen!
Heidesand (heath sandy) WARNING: Don't be deceived by its simple appearance, this delicious “sandy” made with browned butter and a smidge of cardamom might have you craving its buttery flavor and slightly carmelized texture at all hours of the night. They are dangerously good.......
Spritzgebäck (extrusion cookie): Not only engineers love spritzgebäck and no wonder! This elegant, buttery confection has an added layer of flavor with the addition of ground up almonds and then we top it off with a button of dark chocolate. Perfection!
Mecklenburgerische Pfeffernüsse, (Mecklenburg peppernut): Probably not the usual shape you are used to seeing. This version from Northeast Germany contains rosewater and both orange and lemon zests. It's a super thin, spice cookie which emits a crisp sound upon biting. Great with tea!