Basler Brunsli

Chopps American Bar and Grill

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.

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  • 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


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and add egg whites.
  2. Add the melted chocolate, kirsch and knead into a soft dough ball.
  3. Roll the dough on granulated sugar into 0.4 inch thick sheets.
  4. Cut into different shapes and place on a baking sheet and let rest overnight in a dry place.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees.
  6. Decorate to your liking or traditions.

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