German Cookie Recipes

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Zimtsterne

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13
Spicy German cookies.
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Zwieback

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1
A German twice-baked cookie.
German Recipes

Traditional Pfefferneusse

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6
Family recipe for German peppernuts. Small, dense spice cookies that are tantalizing when dipped in coffee, or great on their own. This is the traditional version with molasses.
German Recipes

Lebkuchen I

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12
Lebkuchen is a traditional German holiday cookie. It is high in spicy flavor.
Austrian Recipes

Vanille Kipferl I

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24
This recipe is known in America as almond crescents. I converted the measurements and translated this recipe that has been in my family for generations. It's a German Christmas cookie.
German Recipes

Pfeffernusse Cookies

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167
I have searched far and wide for a recipe that mimics my favorite, store-bought version of these cookies. I think, after days of thrown-out cookies, I have come as close as I can get.
German Recipes

Old German Honey Cookies

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I got this recipe from my grandmother who got it from her grandmother. She had to translate it and then figure out measurements. The original recipe called for "enough flour to make a dough". Thankfully grandma knew what kind of dough.
German Recipes

Coconut Macaroons German Style

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67
Kokosmakronen, the German style macaroon. These are more of a meringue cookie. A must for the Holidays.
German Recipes

Springerle I

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24
This is the old German recipe ... belonged to my mom-in-law at the time. I've been baking these for the past 30+ years! It remains a family favorite!! Look for a springerle rolling pin in antique stores.
German Recipes

Berliner Kranzer

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8
German Christmas cookie (orange-flavored wreaths).