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German Cookie Recipe: Simple Oatmeal Cookies

German cookie recipes, aka Kekse or Plätzchen, are the BEST! Crispy, crunchy, buttery, rich, soft, chewy, light, or airy. All are easy to make and will satisfy every sweet tooth! Some of these recipes have been modified to make them healthier, less expensive, and faster. Included are cookies that are traditional for holidays, but they are also a treat throughout the year. 

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Some of my Favorite Cookies ...

Let me tell you about my favorites. I usually make these Almond Bars at Christmas AND when I'm in the hurry to make something very "German-ish".  

I'm not really too sure where the original recipe came from, but I've been making them for years and years.

With the added almond flavoring (my way of creating that marvellous marzipan taste), these are so delicious and so pretty to look at as well. A definite KEEPER!

Take, for example, my recipe for gingersnaps. It's a combination from a traditional German recipe and "from another Oma's recipe" -- the resulting cookies are the ones my boys grew up with.

These are cookies your kids will love to help with. My boys enjoyed helping by squishing the dough balls with a fancy cut-crystal glass.


These are all easy-to-make cookies, so get out your mixer and start baking recipes that are sure to be a hit!



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Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"

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