It makes sense that Chrusciki are popular during the holiday season. Their name comes from the Polish word chrust means 'dry branches broken off trees." These thin strips of deep-fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar and resemble snow covered branches.
Stollen dates back to the Council of Trent in 1545 and was originally made from flour, yeast, oil, and water. Modern stollen variations include dried fruit, nuts, and spices and are topped with powdered sugar or icing. This traditional German bread is enjoyed during the Christmas season.