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Christmas Stollen

Curley's Christmas Stollen

Recently, my daughter was given an extra credit assignment in her German class. She was asked to make Christmas stollen. My parents are from Ireland so I am used to making Irish scones for the holiday, we’d never had stollen. I thought it would be fun for us to try a new recipe together. Boy, am I glad we did…Christmas stollen is delicious and quite easy to make. Here’s the recipe we used…

Christmas Stollen

3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cubed
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together flour, baking powder, and sugar
Cut in cold butter until flour resembles course crumbs
In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, cottage cheese, nuts, raisins, lemon peel and both extracts
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture
Add wet ingredients
Mix and kneed the dough well
Form the dough into an oval about 1 1/4″ thick
Fold over the long edge of the dough to resemble an uneven taco
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 55-60 min.
Sift powdered sugar over warm stollen


3 thoughts on “Christmas Stollen

    1. Oh, you should definitely try it…what a treat and really not very difficult to make at all. We really enjoyed this project…So glad you found some of my old recipes, makes me want to throw on the apron and start baking right now! ( It’s nearly 11 pm currently…I think I’ll wait ’til morning!) 🙂 Thanks, Shanna for all of your wonderful comments and incredible support!


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