Spitzkuchen – Gingerbread Pastry

Honey, brown sugar and other Christmas spices make this pastry a perfect Christmas dessert! Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) honey80 ml (⅓ cup) brown sugar2 tablespoons oil1 eggrumpinch of cardamom or allspice1 teaspoon cinnamon475 ml (2 cups) flour3 teaspoons baking powder160 ml (⅔ cup) chopped hazelnuts or almondsdark chocolate, as…

Swabian Springerle – Swäbische Springerle

Springerle are a special form of Christmas cookies. You will need a wooden model form which has a carved pattern. It a very old Swabian tradition and wooden models are handed down from parents to children. Ingredients: 5 cups confectioners’ sugar4 eggszest from 1 lemon4 cups flour2 tablespoons flour Instructions:…

Vanilla Crescent Cookies – Vanillekipferl

Vanillekipferl are a very traditional Christmas cookie in the shape of a croissant. They are made from a shortcrust pastry made from flour, butter, sugar and grated almonds, often also roasted almonds – but also walnuts, peanuts or hazelnuts depending on the region or country you are in. Ingredients: 2…