Stutenkerl is a sweet leavened dough, made in the shape of a man, traditionally served around St. Nicholas Day in German speaking countries. Lightly flavored with vanilla and lemon, these Stutenkerle are wonderfully fluffy on the inside. Shape into the form of a man by hand or with a large cookie cutter, cover with an egg wash to give your Stutenkerle some shine, and then create eyes and a mouth with raisins or other dried fruit. Sweet and tasty, these are a great fun treat for children.
- 500 grams white flour
- 1 package yeast
- 200 milliliters milk (at room temperature)
- 80 grams sugar
- 100 grams margarine (melted)
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 lemon
- 50 grams raisins
- 2 egg whites
- Place the flour in a large bowl and form a hole in the middle.
- Mix the yeast with the milk and sugar in a different bowl, and place the mixture in the middle of the flour. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit for 15 minutes in a warm place.
- Add the margarine, egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and lemon zest to the large bowl, and knead all the ingredients together. Cover them again with plastic wrap and let it sit for 50 minutes in a warm place.
- Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius after 30 minutes of waiting.
- Place the dough on the countertop and flatten it using a rolling pin.
- Form the cookies using a man-shaped cookie cutter and place them on a cooking tray with a layer of parchment paper.
- Paint the cookies with the egg yolks, decorate by forming faces and buttons with the raisins, and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let them cool off completely, and serve.
PER SERVING *
|Calories880Calories from Fat230|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat230|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.