- German Cookie Recipes
Traditional German Cookie Recipes – Oma's Kekse und Plätzchen
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.
Top 10 Baking Tips for Cookies
- Measure accuratel
- Use unsifted all-purpose flour, unless otherwise stated
- Use large eggs and unsalted butter, unless otherwise stated
- Chill dough for cut-out cookies before rolling out
- Use parchment paper to line baking sheets
- Don't use dark cookie sheets
- Cool baking sheets between use
- Leave 2 inches between cookies
- Check at minimum baking time ~ don't over-bake
- Cool cookies completely before icing
German Cookie Recipes ... what could be more wunderbar. Quick German food at its finest!
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 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!
Oma's Easy German Cookie Recipes
German Flours vs American Flours
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If you're looking for tasty, traditional, and easy German cake recipes (in English) to try, then you've come to the right place! Check out these lecker treats!
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Discover the ultimate German schnitzel recipe with Oma's quick and easy method - perfect for any occasion! Taste the authentic flavors of Germany today.
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