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