Some of you have asked what kind of cookies I made for Christmas. My Mom used to make at least ten different kinds every year. For me, Spritzgebaeck, were the best. They are highly addictive. I can’t stop eating them when they are around. That’s why we made (and ate) five batches this year.

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If you are interested in the recipe and how they are made, click on more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredients:

  • 2 sticks of margerine (200 gram)
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar (250 gram)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups of flour
  • 5 oz. finely ground almonds (125 gram)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

 

Directions:

Sieve flour and baking powder on big work surface into a pile. Press sieve down to create a crater. Add nuts and sugar around the wall. Add Eggs and cinamon in center. Cut margerine in small pieces and place around edges. Knead until you have a smooth dough ball. Put in refrigerator for an hour.

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I use an old meat grinder with a special attachment to form the cookies. I am not sure if a cookie press would work because of the almonds.

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The dough comes out of the grinder as long straight rows. We cut them in pieces and usually make sticks or circles.

Bake for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack. Once they are cold, brush half of each cookies with chocolate. I use Gedieva semisweet chocolate for that.

I can’t wait for next Christmas. I LOVE these cookies. I already told the kids we might have a monthly Christmas cookie day. Christmas in January, Christmas in February…..that wouldn’t be bad, would it?

Hugs and grins

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

38 Responses to “Christmas Cookies – Spritzgebaeck”

  1. Mmmmm. . .they DO look addicting! :) Yummy!

  2. Oh my.. they do look yummy! My mom is German and I’ve never had these cookies.. We always make lebkuchen. I will definitely give these a try next year! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. These look good, I will be clicking on more..

  4. Looks yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe Beate

  5. I see an S – are you saving it for me? These cookies look scrumptious!!!

  6. These are *just* as fabulous as they look. LOVE them! :D

  7. Wow, Beate – these do look addictive – thanks for sharing the recipe. Think I will NOT make them as I would be the one eating them all!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe for these cookies –
    they look absolutely scrummy ! Will definitely have to try these out – they remind me of my childhood when my mother and aunt would make something similar.

  9. Hi Beate, Sound so delicous the cookies I will make it when my friend from Germany(Munich). He will come our home at Florida for three weeks. thank you for your sharing. We are SnowBird for 5 months. I wish you and your family have a Happy New Year and Best Health 2009

  10. Mmm, they look good. I might have a try with the cookie press and not too fine a plate in it. Somehow I don’t think the sausage attachment on my mincer would quite work! They sound as if they should be a bit like some of those Danish butter cookies. TFS.

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  12. These not only look great but I can almost taste how good they are! No meat grinder here, my mom used to have one. Oh, the things we no longer keep, darn!

  13. Beate, you are absolutely right. They are the BEST. You know I am German too and my Mom always makes at least 10 different kinds of Plaetzchen too, but like in your house the Spritzgebaeck was always gone first. I’ve tried the cookie press, but you have to use the kind of flat attachment and yes, sometimes it gets stuck. The Fleischwolf works so much better and it is like a KitchenAid, it lasts forever :D .
    Thanks for reminding me of the good old times back home in Germany.

  14. Those look great Beate! I tried my hand at making Lebkuchen this year, and they turned out pretty good! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your dh home again!! And guess if I’m going to meet up wtih you it will have to be this year – if I even make it to Florida with the new little one.

    All my best for a wonderful 2009!

    Hugs,
    Jana

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  16. Oh yummy Beate!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  17. Okay…I’m definitely making these next year !!! Thanks for a great recipe !!! I posted pics of my Christmas baking today too :)

    Big hugs

  18. Count me in for Christmas cookie day! :0) They look yummy!

  19. OMG, I haven’t had these in years, my mother use to make them just for the holidays because of the time it takes.. But so worth the wait, yummy, as well as the famous Stollen Kuche… Not to sweet, great with coffee. Thanks for taking me back down memory lane.
    Happy New Year.
    Rebecca

  20. Ooo they look tasty…!

  21. I also make these same cookies for Christmas too. My daughter also makes them and it is her favorite Christmas cookie.

  22. These sound wonderful and look like a cookie my mother used to make when I was little, but I am confused with the recipe in the ingredients you have 1/2 tsp baking powder but in the directions you mention baking soda, which would it be if I want to make these to share with my family?
    jjellii@yahoo.com

  23. OMG Beate! My mother who is german, uses the exact same type of meat grinder to make some of her Christmas cookies (except in HER recipe, she uses finely ground hazlenuts instead of almonds). And you’re right, they ARE addicting! :-)

    Linda

  24. My goodness, not only do you do fabulous cards, but great looking cookies. They do look wonderful. How would you make them without a meat grinder? How many do they make and is it baking powder or soda. Thanks for sharing.

    Vickie

  25. Never mind about the baking powder. I was asking because of the other person’s comment. LOL It says powder in both places.

  26. Hi there, I pulled out my Fleischwolf and got started. Recipe calls for 1 stick butter or margarine at 200 gramm, however, l stick is only 113 g.
    Since I have already started, I shall use 2 sticks less approx.25 gramm.
    Will get back to you when done.

  27. Hmmm – i’m going to try these. I have a meat grinder attachment for my kitchen aid. That should work, right? Hugs!

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  29. Hello,
    I am German and live in Canada. I would love to make Spritzgebaeck again. Looked for a hand meat grinder…they have them here, but with no ccokie attachment. Does anybody know where I can get those, or which one fits the meat grinders? Thank you!!! Antje

  30. where can i find the cookie attatchment for the meat grinder?

  31. i have a hand crank meat grinder a #10
    but no cookie attachment do you know where i can find one?

  32. Can you please tell me where I can find this kind of meat grinder with cookie attachment? I live in Toronto, Ontario.

    Thanks.
    Mary

  33. I just got my meatgrinder @amazon ,they also have the cookie attachment.I had to type in cookie attachment otherwise they only show meatgrinders.Can anyone tell me if the spritzgebaeck can also be made with bakers choclate?
    Thanks Christel

    • Hi Beate,
      Thanks for the great recipe my mom used to make them too.But i meant can i put bakerschoclate in the dough to make them taste like choclate spritzgebaeck?Thank you so much.
      Christel

  34. I agree these are my favorite Christmas cookies…. my grinder came with about 8 different cookie patterns to press through. The only difference in my recipe is I use unsalted butter instead of the margarine.

  35. Does anyone know where I can but the cookie attachment from? Ours broke and have not been able to make these cookies for some time now.

  36. I’m interested in buying the crank cookie machine like I see here that’s similar to the meat machine. Where can I buy it?

    I would appreciate your response. Thank you

  37. check out the biscuits I make under Shortbread Fingers at http://www.ichomp.com.au

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