A Plätzchen a day keeps the Weihnachsstress away
Cookies soothe and make you happy, because sugar promotes the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the brain. Additionally, there are the effects of short-chain fatty acids, essential amino acids and the many delicious smells. No wonder cookies are so popular. For those who also want to keep cookie baking as stress-free as possible, here’s an “easy going” recipe an almost-guarantee.
125 g cold butter
200 g wheat flour
100 g sugar
1 sachet vanilla sugar
Knead the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, and egg into an even dough and put it in the fridge for half an hour. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of about half a centimetre and cut out the biscuits in any chosen shape. Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven (180°C top/bottom heat, fan oven: 160°C) for approx. 7–10 minutes on a tray lined with baking paper. Decorate as desired.
For a vegan version, knead 200 g vegan margarine, 300 g flour, 100 g sugar, 1 sachet vanilla sugar and 1 pinch of salt and chill the dough for about an hour.
Have fun and enjoy!