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Oma's German Cookie Recipes ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

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Make these German Gingerbread Cookies, known as Lebkuchen

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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Above are German Gingerbread Cookies, known as Lebkuchen, and enjoy these for Christmas. ❤️And, find many more choices below.

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Top 10 Baking Tips for Cookies

  1. Measure accurately
  2. Use unsifted all-purpose flour, unless otherwise stated
  3. Use large eggs and unsalted butter, unless otherwise stated
  4. Chill dough for cut-out cookies before rolling out
  5. Use parchment paper to line baking sheets
  6. Don't use dark cookie sheets
  7. Cool baking sheets between use
  8. Leave 2 inches between cookies
  9. Check at minimum baking time ~ don't over-bake
  10. Cool cookies completely before icing

German Cookie Recipes ... what could be more wunderbar. Quick German recipes at their finest!


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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.

Oma says,

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

Oma's Easy German Cookie Recipes ❤️

German Flours vs American Flours

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!

❤️ Your recipe calls for German flours and you don't live in Germany? What can you do?
Read: https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/german-flours.html
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Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?

Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

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Oma's Summer Salads eCookbook
Oma's Easter Feast eCookbook
Oma's German Meat Recipes eCookbook
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