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Brunsli (Swiss brownies, Christmas treat)

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Brunsli (Swiss brownies)

Ingredients for approximately 50 cookies (depending on the size of a single cookie):

Preparation:

  1. Mix sugar, salt, almonds, cinnamon, clove powder, cocoa powder and flour in a bowl.
  2. Add white of egg and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Cut chocolate in real small pieces, pour hot water over the chocolate, let rest for about 5 minutes, then pour off all water except about half a tablespoon, stir until even. Now immediately proceed with the next step.
  4. Add melted chocolate from the previous step and the kirsch, knead to a soft dough.
  5. Roll out dough on a flat surface (it may be slightly covered with sugar), approximately 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick. Put out different shapes and put them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
  6. Let them rest for about 5 to 6 hours or over night in a dry place.
  7. Bake for about 4 to 6 minutes in the center of the pre-heated oven at 250 °C (480 °F).
  8. Let cool completely before serving.
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