The german christmas cookies are cookies made from flour, butter, sugar, egg, baking powder, salt and possibly a flavoring.

Easy and quick to prepare, these typical Christmas cookies are perfect for breakfast and other snacks of the day.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 15 min
Rest time : 1 hours
Cooking time : 14 min
Total time : 29 min + 1 h (rest)
4 people
300 g flour
200 g butter
100 g powdered sugar
1 egg
1 / 2 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
flavor of your choice (option): cinnamon, star anise, orange zest


  • In a bowl, add the eggs, the butter cut into pieces and the icing sugar.
  • Mix well with an electric mixer.
  • Then add the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and possibly some flavoring and knead by hand.
  • Form a ball of dough and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a height of at least 1 cm.
  • Cut the dough with Christmas-themed cookie cutters.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 200 ° C.
  • Bake during 12 at 14 min.
  • Take out of the oven, let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar or decorate.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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