Dec 112014
 
Butter Cookies from Scratch

Butter cookies from scratch are not only great for Christmas! You can enjoy them at any time of the year. For Valentines Day use heart shaped cookie cutters and sprinkle the top with red cookie decorations. What to do with the egg yolks when baking Christmas cookies? If you make the German hazelnut or coconut … read more …

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Dec 022014
 
Spitzbuben Cookies

Spitzbuben cookies are a traditional German Christmas cookie and some call them “Johannes Taler” or “Hildabrötle” or “Linzer Augen”. The name might come from the 30 year war from 1618-1648 when the people did not have much to eat. The baker Johannnes von Redsburg created a sweet bread which he spread with jam and gave it to … read more …

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Dec 022014
 
German Cinnamon Cookies

German cinnamon cookies are great cookies for the holidays and Christmas. Germany is the country of Christmas traditions and baking before Christmas is very popular. Of course you can get all these nice Christmas cookies in the bakeries, still it is fun to bake your own Christmas cookies. The cinnamon cookies should be kept in … read more …

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Nov 182014
 
Christmas Cocoa Cookies

Christmas Cocoa Cookies are German Christmas cookies and are very easy to make. Germany is famous for its Christmas cookies. It is a tradition to bake and have Christmas cookies on December 24, the “Heilig Abend” when the “Christkind” brings the gifts. Happy Baking! Ingredients 125 g butter 200 g sugar 2 eggs 50 g cocoa … read more …

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Oct 132014
 
Authentic Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread

This is a authentic Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen recipe from Germany that needs some specific ingredients but you can get them all in the USA. These Lebkuchen are supposedly the best ones. Of course you can buy them also ready made in the USA, imported from Germany, but there is nothing better than home baked Christmas … read more …

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Oct 122014
 
German Gingerbread or Lebkuchen Recipe

Gingerbread, or Lebkuchen in German,  recipe is a classic holiday cookie that is not that difficult to make.  You mix all ingredients and bake it on a baking tray. If you like you can spread chocolate or a sugar frosting on top. Happy Baking! Ingredients German Gingerbread or Lebkuchen Recipe 350 g flour, sieved 200 … read more …

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Dec 172013
 
Marzipan Cookies

Marzipan cookies are excellent Christmas cookies for marzipan lovers. Marzipan is a baking ingredient that is made out of almond paste. For these cookies get if possible the German marzipan or high quality marzipan without coloring or additives. The German marzipan cookies are easy to make. You will love them! Happy Baking! Ingredients Marzipan Cookies … read more …

 December 17, 2013  Posted by at 9:28 am Marzipan Cookies Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Dec 062013
 
German Coconut Macaroons

German Coconut Macaroons are very popular German Christmas Cookies that everyone can bake. You can buy them in every German supermarket and bakery. The recipe below is an universal recipe which can be altered to make hazelnut or almond macaroons. Just make sure that the egg white is very firm. My husband said these are … read more …

 December 6, 2013  Posted by at 8:57 pm Coconut Macaroons Simple, German Recipes Tagged with: , , , ,  2 Responses »