Cookie recipes from our readers

Baking is especially fun at Christmas time. It smells seductive in the whole apartment for cookies and everyone in the family nibbles the pastry with enjoyment. With small children, baking cookies is especially nice. Pastry is eaten out with great zest, of course tasted and decorated with passion! It does not have to be clever recipes - better, the dough can be rolled out easily, cut well and has a short baking time!

Our readers have told us which are their favorite recipes.

Without egg

Cookie Recipe from Germany

Here is a very simple recipe without egg.


  • 250 g of flour
  • 1 packet of baking powder,
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 packet of chocolate pudding powder
  • 200 g of butter

Knead well, then cool for 30 minutes. Then cut out cookies or shape the dough into a roll and slice it. Bake at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes.


Quick and Easy

Cookie Recipe from Germany

I have a very simple recipe here - I also baked recently and they have become good!


  • 500 g flour
  • 250 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • and then you can still taste it Add whatever you want.

The dough has a lot of sugar, I put in less, because I made the glaze with powdered sugar.

Bake at about 180 degrees until the cookies are tender brown.


Gingerbread recipe

German cookie recipe


  • 5dl milk
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 500 g sugar
  • 1 KL cinnamon
  • 1KL (or TL) Clove powder
  • 1 KL Anispulver
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (also with chocolate powder, Ovo or what is there)
  • 500 g of flour
  • 1 packet of baking powder

Put everything in a bowl, stir well and place on a large baking tray with baking paper. Makes almost regular on its own. Then bake at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

If you like, you can still make chocolate mold and decoration afterwards.

The gingerbread would stay in the cookie jar for a few days. How long do I not know, because usually everything is gone on the second day.

PS: There are also spice blends for gingerbread, but I do not know the quantities.

Bon appetit!


Colorful spice cookies

German cookie recipe


  • 500 g flour
  • 2 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 Sachet of vanilla sugar
  • Peeled lemon peel
  • 250 g margarine
  • 75 g grated hazelnuts
  • 2 teaspoons gingerbread spice
  • Flour for rolling out
  • Grease for baking (or baking paper)

For Glaze

  • 150 g Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice

For decoration: sugar pearls, colorful sprinkles, Smarties ...

Mix flour with baking powder and place on a baking board.In the middle of a depression press and eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon peel in there. Spread the soft margarine in blocks on the edge. Nuts and gingerbread spice also in the trough.

Knead quickly from outside to inside, then chill for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface about 3cm thick and cut out cookies. Place on a greased or baking paper tray in the preheated oven (200 degrees) and bake for 15 minutes.

Mix icing sugar and lemon juice, cover the cookies with this glaze and decorate as desired.


Marzipan Specula

Austrian Cookie Recipe


  • 250 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 Msp salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 mmsp. Cardamom ground
  • 1 tablespoon ground clove
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 125 g butter
  • 50 g marzipan raw material
  • Flour for worktop

Place the flour with the baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, spices and egg. Cut the butter into pieces and crumble the marzipan, adding to the other ingredients.

Work the ingredients well with the dough hook. Process on a floured work surface to a smooth dough. Leave the dough cold for 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (circulating 160 degrees). Roll out the dough on a floured work surface 2 to 3 mm thick and cut out shapes. Place the cookies on a sheet of baking paper. Bake on a medium rack for about 15 minutes.

is enough for about 60 pieces; Preparation time: approx. 1 hour

Good luck!


Vanilla Kipferl

Cookie Recipe from Austria


  • 250g flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 pkg vanilla sugar
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 100g grated almonds
  • 200g butter

For dusting:

  • 4 pkg vanilla sugar
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar

1) Flour, egg yolk, salt, 2 pkg vanilla sugar, icing sugar, almonds and butter to one knead smooth dough

2) Allow dough to rest in the refrigerator for about one hour

3) Preheat oven to 180 °

4) Make kipferln (make small balls and then roll out something similar to a wuzinoodle

5) bake for about 10 - 15 minutes under supervision (I had it only 10 minutes in it, they were perfect)

6) after baking still warm in the sugar mixture (4 EL Staubzucker, 4 Pk vanilla sugar)


Baby-Guetzli (from 8 months): Dinkeltaler

Cookie recipe from Switzerland


  • 1 coffee mug spelled flour
  • 3 / 4 coffee mugs mineral water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal

Mix all ingredients well with the blender. Approximately Place 10-15 small piles with a tablespoon on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. At 180-200 ° C for about 20 minutesbake lightly brown.


Spitzbuben or Vanillesables

Swiss Cookie Recipe


  • 175 g butter
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1 pack Bourbon vanilla sugar
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 250 g flour
  • 75 g powdered sugar
  • approx. 2-3 tablespoons water

Whisk the butter until soft, slit a vanilla pod and add the seeds to the butter. Add together with vanilla sugar, sugar and salt to an airy mass. Add flour and process to a soft dough.

Then form into 2 cm diameter rolls, wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C. Cut the rolls in approx. 2 cm slices, place them on the baking tray and bake in the middle of the oven for approx. 12 minutes until light yellow.

For the glaze, put icing sugar in a bowl, slit a vanilla pod and add seeds. Add a little water and stir to a slightly thick glaze.

Dip pre-baked sables into the glaze, then place on a plate and leave to dry. Or as long as the glaze is not dry, the Guetzli can with chocolates / colorful sprinkles / ect. be decorated (so that the decoration sticks to the Guetzli).


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