You might have noticed that I was baking a lot lately. Christmas atmosphere at home is especially important this year, when we don’t have a Christmas market to go to… And baking Christmas cookies is the best and the most tasty way to create the atmosphere. And you know what, I was not only baking cookies but also crocheted them!
To introduce original German cookie recipes to you, I have decided to design a crochet pattern for every kind. And at the end of the pattern tutorials you can also find the real recipes!
So the first ones to go are chocolate cookies (Schneebällchen Plätzchen). This recipe is one of the very special to me. 2 years ago I had a baking date with a friend of mine and we both brought our favourite cookie recipes. On this day she introduced this recipe to me and now it has become my favourite, too!
So, the crochet “recipe” first!
- 3 mm crochet hook
- stitch marker
- dark brown yarn
- sewing needle
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
- dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
- X 6 – repeat 6 times
- at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown
Note: the cookie will be “inside out”. This means that you crochet around but hold the cookie in the way that the front side looks to the inside. Place a stitch marker in the first st on every round as you go.
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Rounds 4-5: sc in all st (18)
Round 5: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)
Round 6: dec X 6 (6)
Sew the hole.
All done!!! Easy, right?
And now, as promised, the real recipe:
- 250 g – butter
- 250 g – cornstarch
- 75 g – flour
- 50 g – cacao power
- 1 package – vanilla sugar
Pre-heat the oven (180 degrees C) and smash the soft butter. Now add all the dry ingridients (sieve them in) and mix everything together.
Shape small balls (2 cm diameter) and bake them around 12 min. Enjoy!
What was easier, crochet recipe or the eatable one?
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