Holidays are a time for family, friends and food. And Chopps American Bar & Grill pastry chef Silvia Joller-Macdonald‘s Basler Brunsli cookies are the perfect way to celebrate all three. Passed down from her great-grandmother, this traditional Swiss recipe results in nutty, chocolate-y cookie that’s made with love. In the spirit of the holiday season, bake up a dozen of these cookies for your own loved ones to enjoy.
- 5 ounces sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 9 ounces almond flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 egg whites
- 3.5 ounces melted milk chocolate
- 2 teaspoons kirsch
- Mix all the dry ingredients together and add egg whites.
- Add the melted chocolate, kirsch and knead into a soft dough ball.
- Roll the dough on granulated sugar into 0.4 inch thick sheets.
- Cut into different shapes and place on a baking sheet and let rest overnight in a dry place.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees.
- Decorate to your liking or traditions.