Recipe Tip: Swiss Christmas Biscuits

Recipe Tip: Swiss Christmas Biscuits

Top Recipe by Claude Brauchbar. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. These buttery, lemony biscuits are known as Mailänderli and hail from the German-speaking part of Switzerland.



    1. Step 1

      Cream the butter in a bowl until soft.
    2. Step 2

      Stir in the sugar, salt, and add the three eggs one at a time. Continue to mix until the mixture is slightly lighter in colour.
    3. Step 3

      Grate in the zest of the lemon zest and add the flour.
    4. Step 4

      Work the mixture into a dough, flatten slightly and cover and chill for two hours.
    5. Step 5

      Remove the dough from the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before rolling it out.
    6. Step 6

      Roll out the dough in portions on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of approx. 8 mm.
    7. Step 7

      Cut out different shapes with a biscuit cutter and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
    8. Step 8

      Brush lightly with beaten egg yolk.
    9. Step 9

      Bake at 180°C for approx. 10 min. and then leave to cool.