Friday, 2 January 2009

German Christmas Cookies -Weihnachtsplätzchen

Christmas Cookies Recipe


Things needed :

All purpose flour - 500 gm
Butter ( soft,at room temperature) -250 gm
Sugar - 250 gm
Eggs - 2
Backing powder - 1/2 of a packet , 1 full tsp

For glazing:
Powder sugar - as needed
Lemon juice - of 1 lemon
Food Colors

Preparation method :

Add the backing powder with the flour . Give it a mix.

Beat well butter,sugar and eggs .

Introduce the flour into this using a sieve. Knead well to make a dough.
Keep it like that for some time , say 15 min.

Spread the dough in a wooden board using a rolling pin . It should be of medium thick.
Use different interesting forms to make cookies .

Bake for 7 min in 200 degree temperature or until the cookies are slightly brown.
Allow to cool .

Mix the lemon juice with powder sugar ( you can also add different colors with this).
Brush it on top of the cookies.Spread some decorations for cookies over it. Allow to cool. Store in airtight jars and present your friends & family on X'mas .


  1. I love these recipes. I havent tried any yet, but making a list of things I want to try. Ich bin aus Deutschland, und habe nach Weihnachtsplaetzchen gesucht und hier ihre Seite gefunden. Toll gemacht. Vielen Dank!!


  2. I've been looking for a simple weihnachtsplätzchen recipe and I'm glad I found this. Will definitely try itout.

  3. Thankx katharina & anony. have fun with baking!!

  4. Hello Oceana,

    Thank you for this recipe, just what I was looking for - simple,straight forward and enjoyed by all :-)

    Merry Christmas


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