I am really passionate about my cooking and I do like to share recipes with other cooks and bakers. This is my idea of how to do this. I hope you like it and will contribute with your own recipes! Simply comment or send me an email, I will put them up asap. Enjoy cooking!

Nov 19, 2012


Hi there,

in the process of christmas baking, there are a few more recipes coming up soon. This one is fairly easy and not particularly made for X-Mas, but I thought I'd share nonetheless. I don't know, if there is an english name, so if any of you native english speakers recognise the cookies and have a name for them, pls let me know!

So, the few ingredients needed:

  • 250 g butter (is essential here, no margarine!)
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (oder ein Vanillezucker)
  • 75 g blanched ground almonds
  • 175 g all-purpose flour
  • 175 g starch
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 150 g nougat

and how to make them:

  • mix butter and sugar until creamy, then add the egg and the almonds
  • mix flour and starch, add slowly to the butter mixture
  • add vanilla extract
  • get the dough into a piping bag and pipe out on grease-proof paper, shape should resemble the paw of a bear
  • get in the pre-heated oven at 180 °C (fan) and bake for 8-10 mins.
  • once cooled, find pairs that match and spread molten nougat on one bottom-side and top with the second one
  • dip half in molten chocolate and let cool
  • alternatively you can leave out the nougat and just dip them into the chocolates, both versions are scrummy (as Mary Berry would say...)