Mulled Wine Cookie Bars – Gerhild's Glühweinkuchen vom Blech

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Make these German Mulled Wine Cookie Bars to enjoy as a traditional German Christmas treat. So wunderbar! Just like Oma’s Glühweinkuchen vom Blech that she used to make.

Make these German Mulled Wine Bar Cookies to enjoy as a traditional German Christmas treat. So wunderbar! Just like Oma’s Glühweinkuchen vom Blech.

This recipe is a translation of the Glühweinplätzchen recipe sent in by Gerhild Froeschke. She mentioned that she takes recipes and changes them to make them her own. 

Glühweinkuchen, mulled wine cake, is a very traditional dessert that is served during the Christmas season. Often it is made in a Bundt form, but for ease, it's also made as a sheet cake and then cut into the traditional diamond shapes. 

Use my recipe for homemade Glühwein. It's so simple to make, you'll make a double batch, just to enjoy sipping as you eat these cookie bars. 

You will see in the photo above that the cookies have been dusted with powdered sugar. That's totally optional.

When they are topped with the Glühwein glaze, it absorbs into the tops of the cookies. Dusting with powdered sugar looks so pretty, but not necessary.

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Glühwein (mulled wine) is a very traditional German drink that's served during the Christmas season. You can enjoy it as you wander throughout the many Christmas markets that are sprinkled through Germany. 

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It is so easy to make at home and serve for your holiday gatherings. As the spicy aroma fills the air, you'll think you're back in Germany.

It's also the perfect flavoring to add to this Christmas sheet cake. You can either serve the cake with a good cup of coffee, or a hot mug of Glühwein to make the season merry and bright!

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Mulled Wine Cookie Bars – Gerhild's Glühweinkuchen vom Blech

Make these German Mulled Wine Cookie Bars to enjoy as a traditional German Christmas treat. So wunderbar! Just like Oma’s Glühweinkuchen vom Blech.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


For the batter:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2¼ cups flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅓ pounds chocolate, grated
  • ½ cup Glühwein

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons Glühwein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter or margarine together with the sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, on at a time, mixing well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, chocolate, and glühwein. Mix everything well.
  5. Spread into baking pan.
  6. Back for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the glaze, mix together powdered sugar and just enough glühwein until it is the proper spreading consistency. Brush over cooled cookie bars.
  9. Let the glaze set. Cut into bars (or traditional diamond shape) and serve.
  10. If desired, dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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German Mulled Wine Cookies

German Mulled Wine Cookies made Just like Oma


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Wine cookies, a traditional German Christmas cookie, uses mulled wine (Gluehwein) in the cookie as well as the icing.

Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, glühwein, chocolate,

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