Colorful cookie with a fresh, fruity taste of any jello flavor you like!
Hand-shaped cookies are so named because they are formed by hand and not using any special tools. Usually they are molded into small balls or rolled into rope shapes, sometimes twisted into pretzels or formed into wreaths. Most of these cookies retain much of their shape after baking, although generally soften somewhat in shape. For example, perfectly spherical balls of dough when baked resemble rounded domes when removed from the oven. For the best holiday cookie plate presentation of your hand-shaped cookies, attempt to make them all uniform in size and shape (although when they are not, they will be just as much appreciated!). For the tenderest cookies, handle the dough as little as possible.
A teacake-type cookie that is not too sweet, with a crumbly melt-in-your mouth texture thanks to the cake flour.
A crispy Greek pastry formed into a curly letter “S” shape that are usually made at Easter time.
A Greek cookie with nuts, not too sweet, with a soft and dry texture.
Swedish or Norwegian soft cookie shaped into a figure-8. Pretzel shapes are also common.
A Norwegian/Swedish cookie formed into pretzel shapes.
A small thumbprint-type cookie rolled in chopped nuts and topped with a candied cherry.
Dutch cookies filled with marzipan and shaped into a letter.