The best Christmas cookie recipes Rank 10 to 6

11. December 2016 - Alexander Schmidt

The 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes – Part 1 | Tutorial




Delicious sweet stuff is simply part of the Advent season, so here we present you our favorite Christmas cookie recipes! Homemade cookies not only taste better, it’s also fun to bake them together. The perfect leisure time together with friends for Advent weekends!

Even as children, we enjoyed helping our mothers bake cookies, and not just because you could snack on dough. Cutting out and designing the various cookies was already then a creative pleasure. Baking Christmas cookies together with friends is the most fun: everyone contributes their favorite recipes.

This is the first part of our Christmas Cookie Special: our best-of recipes for the most delicious, chocolaty, fruity and mouth-watering cookies! Already with our places 10-6 I get irrepressible cookie hunger…. 🙂

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Our 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes – Ranks 10 to 6

10. Nordic Crispy: Brown Cakes

Christmas cookie recipes: Brown cakes

Brown “cakes” with icing and almonds

One of the Christmas cookie recipes that I got from my mother and loved to eat as a child. This typical northern German Christmas pastry is called “cake”, but it is cookies!


  • 250 g sugar beet syrup
  • 125 g sanella or butter
  • 125 g sugar
  • 500 g flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 1 packet gingerbread spice
  • 1 egg

To Decorate:

  • Condensed milk or icing (powdered sugar + lemon juice)
  • 150 g almonds (halved or staked)


Heat syrup, fat and sugar in a saucepan until a uniform mass, stir and let cool. Sift about 300 g of flour into a bowl with cocoa and the spices. Stir in the cooled syrup mixture and the egg. Mix the remaining flour and baking powder sifted into the batter. Mindestens ½ Stunde kaltstellen.

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Bake at 180° convection oven for about 10 min..

Working time: 45 minutes.

9. Double Is Better: Raspberry Cookies

Christmas cookie recipes: Raspberry Cookies

Delicious German cookies with marmelade


  • 250 g flour
  • 1 str. teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 g butter or margarine
  • 70 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • grated zest of an organic lemon / 1 packet lemon zest flavoring
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 g raspberry jelly


Prepare shortcrust pastry, refrigerate for half an hour. Roll out the dough thinly, preferably between cling film and cut out cookies, preferably round, flower or star-shaped. Cut out a hole in the middle of half of the Christmas cookies, you can use a thimble for this, or like me a smaller cookie cutter (see picture). Spread all the cookies on baking sheets lined with baking paper and bake for about 8 min. at 180° degrees.

Christmas cookie recipes: cutting out pointed cookies

Even as a child I liked to cut out cookies (and snack on dough)

Now spread jelly on the cookies without the hole and dust the rings with sifted powdered sugar. Carefully grab the rings by the edges and place them on the jelly cookies.

The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes from my family

Almost done: the tops and bottoms of the cookies

Working time: About 1 hour.

8. Christmas Greetings From the Neighbors: Viennese Hazelnut Macaroons

Christmas cookie recipes Hazelnut Macaroons

Hazelnut Macaroons – One of the easiest and most delicious Christmas cookie recipes!


  • 250 g sugar
  • 250 g finely ground hazelnut kernels
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 wafers
  • 50 g whole hazelnuts


Christmas cookie recipes: Hazelnut Macaroons

Preparation for Hazelnut Biscuits

Mix the sugar and the finely ground hazelnut flour. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until very stiff. Gradually fold in the hazelnut sugar. Spread the dough on wafers and decorate with a whole nut.

Dry more than bake at low heat (convection 100° degrees) in about 30 min.

Working time: 1 hour 20 minutes.

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7. Delicious Classic: Nuremberg Elisenlebkuchen

The best Christmas cookie recipes: Nuremberger traditional cookies

Nuremberg traditional cookies with chocolate

Ingredients (for 50-60 gingerbreads)

  • 500 g almonds
  • 400 g brown sugar
  • 100 g candied lemon peel
  • 100 g candied orange peel
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel (untreated) / 1 package lemon peel flavoring
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • approx. 30 wafers (70 mm)
  • 200 g plain chocolate coating
  • 100 g
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 100 g almond or walnut halves (with almond is classic, walnut is my variation)


First beat the eggs with salt and sugar until foamy. Chop the candied lemon peel, candied orange peel and the 500 g almonds in a blender or food processor and add to the dough. Line a baking tray with baking paper and lay out the wafers on it. Use a teaspoon to distribute the dough in small heaps on the wafers and smooth it down. Das geht am besten mit einem feuchten Messer! The gingerbread will be best if you let them dry overnight in a cool place before baking.

The next day, preheat the oven for about 10 minutes at 175 degrees, then bake at 150 degrees convection about 20 minutes.

Christmas cookie recipes: Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread

Homemade Nuremberg gingerbread fresh from the oven

Melt the couverture in a hot water bath, let it set again and melt it again. Now mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice. When the gingerbread has cooled, coat one half with chocolate glaze, the other with icing and decorate with almond halves or another type of nut, such as walnuts.

Working time: 60 minutes.

6. The Family Secret Recipe: Lemon Moons With Chocolate Dip

The best Christmas cookie recipes: Lemon Crescents with Chocolate Ends

Lemon Crescents with Chocolate Ends – A Dream!


  • 200 g butter
  • 4 packets of lemon zest flavoring (eg from Dr. Oetker)
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 300 g flour
  • 100 g ground flaked almonds
  • 2 egg yolks
  • about 200 g lemon jam
  • 300 g chocolate coating (plain or semi-sweet)


Knead the soft butter with lemon zest flavoring, powdered sugar (preferably sifted), flour, almonds and egg yolk by hand. Refrigerate the mixture for one hour.

Shape the dough into croissants and place on baking sheets lined with baking paper. Bake at 175° degrees convection oven for about 10 min. Let the lemon croissants cool well.

Stir the jam until smooth. Brush the tops of the croissants first with the jam and then dip them in melted chocolate coating.

Christmas cookie recipes: Lemon croissants with chocolate dip

Dip the croissants first in jam and then chocolate icing

Tip: Since I also love ginger, I used a classy ginger lemon jam this time, tastes gigantic! 🙂

Working time: About 1 hour.

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Also check out Part 2 of our best Christmas cookie recipes! In addition, many Christmas gift ideas still invite you to browse. And also regardless of the occasion and the season you will find numerous tips for activities with friends, family and with your partner.

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