Wibele are a variety of German sweet cookies which originated in the Franconian city of Langenburg, but presently, considered a Swabian delicacy.
History of Wibele Biscuits
According to legend, the Wibele cookies were first prepared by the court cook of the Hohenlohe-Langenburg Palace. Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Jakob Christian Carl Wibel, commissioned his cook to prepare a baked delicacy that would be associated with his name. The cook came up with a delicate dessert cookie that was made from egg whites, sugar, and vanilla which was eventually named the Wibele. At present, several varieties of the sugar cookies are produced at home. However, Café Bauer in Langenburg, is the only company that is authorized to produce the original Wibele. The online store of the Café Bauer now retails authentic Wibele from the online website.
Wibele Recipe: Ingredients Used and Preparation Overview
Wibele are prepared from egg whites, icing sugar, flour and vanilla. The egg whites are beaten stiff with powdered sugar. Powdered vanilla and flour are added to form a batter. Two drops of the batter are then placed side-by-side on a baking tray. The dough is then baked to make the traditional figure-of-eight shaped cookies. The cookies are supposed to be 22 millimeters long and 12 millimeters wide.
Serving and Eating Wibele Cookies
Wibele is served as a dessert cookie with hot mulled wine.