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5 Christmas cookie recipes you want to try

What would Christmas be without the smell of freshly baked cookies? From gingerbread to Radetzky cookies or Amaretto swirls – there are plenty of good recipes out there. Happy baking! 

Radetzky cookies

If you like chocolate, hazelnuts and want a true taste of traditional Viennese baking culture, you will love these cookies.

You need the following ingredients:

210 g plain flour

50 g sugar

140 g ground roasted hazelnuts

50g grated chocolate

150g buttersome egg white or water

100-200 g chocolate or couverture for the frosting

1 shot of milk for the frosting

How it works

Knead the ingredients into a smooth dough. If the dough is too dry, add some egg white or water. Chill in the fridge for half an hour. After chilling, knead again until smooth (add some more water if necessary) and form small balls (approx. 3-4 cm in diameter). The balls can then easily be used to form little crescents. Bake in a preheated oven at approx. 160°C on a baking tray (temperature may vary depending on oven) until the crescents are slightly browned and no longer soft. 

For the chocolate frosting, melt the couverture or chocolate in a water bath. Milk chocolate also works well. For a smoother consistency, stir in a shot of milk if necessary. 

When the cookies have cooled down, dip the ends into the liquid chocolate and chill on a draining rack.


What smells stronger than home-baked gingerbread and is more reminiscent of Christmas? No Christmas celebration is complete without this signature cookie.

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread is easy to prepare and is also very suitable for baking with children – we have tried it ourselves. And if you want to be particularly creative, you can immediately devote yourself to the supreme discipline: The gingerbread house.

Amaretti cookies

For all almond and marzipan friends, these Italian (gluten-free!) treats will be the perfect choice. 

Vegan cinnamon stars cookies

With this plant-based version of a Christmas classic, everyone can enjoy the sweet and nutty goodness that is cinnamon stars.