➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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. It's German food that's the best!
Above are German Gingerbread Cookies, known as Lebkuchen, and enjoy these for Christmas. And, find many more choices below.
German Cookie Recipes ... what could be more wunderbar. Quick German food at its finest!
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 marvelous 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!
Your recipe calls for German flours and you don't live in Germany? What can you do? Check out this post and you can still enjoy a Kaffeeklatsch, just like Oma!
Similar to Italian gnocchi potato dumplings, these German potato noodles, Schupfnudeln, are a traditional side or main dish in southern Germany. So easy to make! Really!
Oma's German cucumber salad is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. Since it's from the south, there's no cream in it which makes it a perfect picnic side!
Oma's best German potato salad recipe is traditional in northern Germany. Yes, it's made with mayonnaise. In the South, it's without mayo. Both authentic and wunderbar!
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