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Spiced German Christmas Cookies

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Spiced German Christmas Cookies


                                                                                                                                               Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the fruit mixture

  • Combine all the dried fruit with the cognac. Set aside.

For the cookie dough

  • Combine the different flours, cocoa powder, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Add the brown sugar, honey and butter to the mixers bowl. Beat for 5 minutes, until it becomes creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, allowing each one to become fully incorporated before adding the next. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until the mixture comes together. Now add the dried fruit. Mix just to combine.
  • Transfer dough to a clean working surface. Press down on it to make a circular shape about 3 cm thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180* C (350*F) Fan.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Unwrap and place between 2 sheets of parchment paper, lightly dusted with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it becomes 10 mm thick.
  • Cut out the dough with cookie cutters (3-4 cm diameter). Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Prepare the glaze by combining the icing sugar with the lemon juice. Glaze the cookies and add some of the lemon or lime zest or lavender flowers.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
6 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
9 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
20 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
5 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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