Keep cinnamon stars and cookies properly
Keep cinnamon stars and other cookies properly
Christmas time is cookie time. If you bake cinnamon stars, gingerbread and vanilla kipper yourself, you should make sure that the cookies stay crispy and fresh for as long as possible during storage. That's the initiative „Too good for the bin!“ of the Federal Ministry of Consumer Affairs. So a piece of apple in the cookie box moisturizes.
Store cookies in the plastic or tin can
When cookies are longer in the fresh air, they quickly become soft and lose their freshness as the initiative „Too good for the bin!“ explained. Crisp pastries quickly become soft in the air and soft pastries quickly become hard and dry. Anistaler, Heidesand and rascals should therefore be stored at room temperature in plastic or tin cans. The initiative for gingerbread and cinnamon stars has a special tip: with a piece of apple in a tin, the delicious cookies stay fresh longer. In principle, the shelf life of biscuits varies from species to variety. Vanillekipferl, Heidesand and Spitzbuben last for about three weeks, cinnamon stars for up to a month.
Baking cookies in Christmas time with licking spices
At Christmas time, cookies are baked with all kinds of licking spices. Cinnamon, cloves and cardamom are not only delicious, they also have a health-promoting effect. Thus, cinnamon, among other things, a high alkaline effect in natural medicine awarded, which can be used against hyperacidity. In addition, the ingredients of cinnamon to prevent against diabetes. Cloves have an analgesic effect and cardamom promotes digestion.
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), a clergyman, healer and visionary, developed a recipe for „nervous biscuits“, also „energy biscuits“ whose consumption should have a soothing, calming effect. Even today many devotees of naturopathy swear by the recipe.
Cookies with spices can be an exciting challenge for children
The numerous Christmas cookies also offer a great opportunity for children to playfully get to know the different spices based on appearance, smell and taste. Parents can, for example, blindfold their children and make them smell of spices such as cinnamon, anise or cloves. Then they should also taste the spices carefully and guess which pastry they are contained in. The platform diet and exercise (peb) advises. Another option is to guess the spices after the kids have tasted the cookies. (Ag)
Picture: Gila Hanssen