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Great Recipes for German Cookies That Taste like a Million Bucks

German Cookie Recipes
German biscuits, cookies, and confectioneries have a special place in the hearts of people, all over the world.
Parashar Joshi
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
From toddlers to oldies, everyone has a sweet tooth for cookies. Almost every country has its own legendary traditional cookie brand. This article provides some recipe ideas for making different types of German cookies.
Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread Cookie)
  • Flour, 0.55 lbs.
  • Butter, 0.18 lbs.
  • Almonds, 0.18 lbs. (chopped)
  • Baking Powder, 1 tsp.
  • Ginger, 2 tsp. (ground)
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp. (ground)
  • Lemon Zest, 1 (finely grated)
  • Honey, 6.76 oz.
  • Baking Soda, ½ tsp.
  • Cloves, 1 pinch (ground)
  • Nutmeg, 1 pinch (grated)
  • Black Pepper, 1 pinch
  • Egg White, 1 (beaten)
  • Icing Sugar, 0.22 lbs.
  • Water, 2 tsp.
Mix the flour with other dry ingredients in a large bowl. Heat the honey and butter in a pan over a low flame until the butter melts. Pour it into the flour mixture and add lemon zest. Mix these ingredients well until the dough becomes relatively hard and solid. Cover the mixture and let it cool.

Preheat the oven to 248°F. Roll the hardened dough into the desired cookie shapes (preferably circular disc-shaped biscuits). Line the trays with baking parchment, and place the biscuits in such a way, that there is enough room for them to expand during the baking process. Bake them for 15 minutes and then let them cool on a separate rack. Mix the icing ingredients to form a smooth and consistent paste. Dip the upper surface of the biscuit in the icing and spread it evenly. Leave them to dry on a warm rack.
German Chocolate Cookies
  • German Chocolate Cake Mix, 18.25 oz. (1 packet)
  • Chocolate Chips, 1 cup
  • Butter, ½ cup (molten)
  • Oatmeal, ½ cup (quick-cooking)
  • Raisins, ½ cup
  • Eggs, 2 (medium to large-sized)
Pour the chocolate cake mix, oatmeal, eggs, and molten butter into a large bowl, and mix the ingredients well. Add the chocolate chips and raisins, and stir the mixture until it becomes consistent. Mold the mixture into small circular cookies, and place them on baking sheets that are not greased.

Preheat the oven at 347°F. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and cool them on separate wire racks.
German Troco Nut Cookies
  • Flour, 6 cups (plain)
  • Butter, 1 lb. (softened)
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Eggs, 3 (medium-sized)
  • Brown Sugar, 1½ cup (dark)
  • Baking Soda, 1½ tsp.
  • Pecans, 1½ cup (chopped and medium-fine)
Pour all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Stir the mixture well until it is smooth and consistent. Make 3-4 cm thick rectangular rolls out of it. Wrap them in wax paper and refrigerate them overnight.

Preheat the oven at 356°F. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolls into thin slices. Place them on ungreased baking sheets and bake them for 10 minutes. Cooling them on a warm rack.
Generally, German biscuits, cookies, and brownies are continuously in demand especially during the holiday season, when their popularity and consequent sales increase dramatically.