Archive for the ‘Recipes: Christmas’ Category

It was time for a rehearsal with the orchestra again. So it was time for cookies, again! Christmas is coming soon, so the Gingerbread cookies of the Moosewood book of desserts would be perfect. They are quite spicy and keep well their shape. So it was perfect to stamp the word “Probenkeks” (rehearsal cookies) in […]

Ok. They look in the picture more like dogs that have been playing in orange mud – but in reality they are crocodiles who look like having played in orange mud. No, that’s not correct: in reality (surprise, surprise), they are very yummy cookies! My mother got the recipe from a friend, so I don’t […]

Christmas is coming – every year it’s getting a little faster. But yes, I’ve made it! I’ve started the cookie-season! There is one dough I like for evening-baking: Mürbteig, this cookie-dough with lots of butter. You prepare the dough, put it in the fridge and when you find time during the next days, you can […]



Another must-bake for Christmas: Spitzbuben (which means “rascals” – in German bakeries you can buy them as big cookies with wholes in the shape of grinning faces). The best recipe is my mom’s (of course….) – she got it from “Bayerisches Kochbuch” by Maria Hofmann and Helmut Lydtin – a classic of 943 pages (56th […]

No Christmas without Omas Schokoplätzerl. It isn’t possible. In Germany, it’s a tradition to make Christmas cookies – and for me there is no way to have Christmas without the chocolate cookies my grandmother used to make. Some years ago, my mother had to re-produce chocolate cookies on december 26th as there weren’t many Schokoplätzerl left…