Wine cookies, traditional German Christmas cookies, use mulled wine, aka Glühwein, in the cookie as well as the icing.
This recipe was sent in by another Gerhild.
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This recipe is a translation of the Glühweinplätzchen recipe sent in by Gerhild Froeschke. She mentioned that she takes recipes and changes them to make them her own.
This is one of those recipes. Glühwein (mulled wine) is a very traditional German drink, especially during the Christmas celebrations and can be purchased throughout Germany.
To make your own mulled wine
Put into pot, bring to simmer, cover, and reduce heat to just below simmering and leave for about 1 hour. Strain out the spices. It's ready to use.
If you want non-alcoholic Glühwein, just let it boil briefly to evaporate the alcohol. The Glühwein gives a really nice flavor to these cookies as well as their icing.
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