Crunchy cookies, with jam and poppy seeds or nuts, have always been an inconspicuous specialty of a certain village in Velen... and what do they have to do with the White Wolf? Supposedly, once upon a time, when the famous witcher was on a contract in this area, apart from a bag of clinking coins he received a packet of sweets as a thank you from the youngest inhabitants. The unexpected gift also had a recipe note for these cookies that were renamed in honor of the "hero" since that day.
Try to bake these so-called Geralt’s Festive Cookies - which is 2 of our 5 Holiday-themed Witcher-inspired recipes, ideal not only for wintertime celebrations!
The recipes were prepared in cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED for the needs of Holiday gift booklet in 2021.
SERVING: 4 portions
100 g cold unsalted butter, diced
100 g cold semi-fat tvorog (or thick cream cheese), minced with a fork
1 cup whole-wheat flour, plus more for sprinkling
2 tbsp sugar or honey
2 pinches of salt
4-5 tbsp plum jam for spreading
2 tbsp ground poppy seeds (dry seeds)
60 g nuts (such as hazelnuts), chopped
Tip: Instead of hazelnuts and poppy seeds, you can use chopped trail mix (without candies), you can also use other kinds of thick jams as a spread, depending on what you have in your pantry!