Monday 16 May 2011

Heidesand Biscuits (German kekse)

A German speciality if translated then known as "The Sand Cookies" : ) The name "Sand" may seem funny but in fact its exactly the same feeling when we are eating them... crunch crunch crunch :) Just try and you'll know what i mean ; )

 My fav biscuits which i bake very often specially during the whole of the winter time :) They are so yummy and chubby that you just can't have your finger off from them :)

These are THE hit biscuits made in each year. My Family loves them for their chewy yummy Texture and taste. Quick to make and fast to eat :)

300gr flour (plain)
120gr sugar
200gr butter
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
pinch salt
sugar to dust

-mix all the ingredients in a bowl and first knead them with a hand mixer
- Then when it is coarse knead with hands into a soft dough, it may be that you feel the flour is too much and the dough is all „crumbly” so just pour in drops of milk and make it even.
-knead into soft dough and make small balls like say walnut size and press them slightly
- place on the baking tray, better with a baking paper or then grease the tray just very lightly
-Pre heat oven on 170°C and bake them till they are light creamy in color , took around 15-20 mints only.
-take them out let cool a bit and then sprinkle plain fine sugar on it , u can also put the sugar in a bowl and then dip each biscuit in it so it the sugar sticks on it from all corners but light not too heavy.
Preserve in a tin box, they stay very crunchy till all finished


  1. What is vanilla sugar? Vanilla essence?

  2. Dear Rafiya,
    Vanilla sugar is when the Vanilla pod's scrape is already mixed in it. You can make your own at home too, by scrapping 1-2 fresh Vanilla pods and adding it to your sugar jar. Keep it airtight and you have your homemade vanilla sugar for all your bakings at hand :)You can replace it with the essence too but that is too intensive in taste so just use less Drops.