Eat-Q Test: Holiday Cookies Around the World

Match each cookie with its description.

A. Melting Moments

B. Springerle

C. Ma’amoul

D. Basler Brunsli

E. Pierniczki

F. Alfajores

G. Galletas con Chochitos

H. Mandelbrot

I. Vanillekipferl

J. Krumkakes

1. Enjoyed throughout Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt, these date- or nut-filled cookies are made by pressing dough into wooden molds that imprint them with elegant patterns.

2. These Austrian and Bavarian cookies are often meant to be seen and not eaten: the dough is stamped with prints or rolled with a carved rolling pin, creating impressions of elaborate holiday scenes.

3. It’s obvious how these buttery sandwich cookies, which are popular in Australia, got their name: they melt in your mouth.

4. These Argentine cookies consist of jam or dulce de leche sandwiched between biscuits that are coated in chocolate. While they are most popular around the holidays, they’re sold year-round.

5. These gingerbread cookies have been savored in Poland since the Middle Ages. Children receive chocolate-glazed versions from Swiety Mikolaj (Saint Nicholas) on December 6.

6. These long, thin, crunchy Jewish cookies bear a resemblance to biscotti and can be studded with nuts, chocolate chips, or chopped dried fruit.

7. Popular throughout eastern Europe, these crescent-shaped biscuits are made with ground almonds or hazelnuts, flavored with vanilla, and blanketed in powdered sugar.

8. These chocolate and almond cookies from northern Switzerland have a chewy, brownie-like texture and are usually spiced with cinnamon or cloves.

9. These Norwegian treats are made by cooking batter in decorative waffle irons, rolling up the cookies to form cones, and stuffing them with whipped cream or other fillings.

10. These unfussy Mexican butter cookies can be round or shaped into rings. They are always topped with sprinkles.

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