German Spritz Cookies
German Spritzgebaeck

Bake German spritz cookies this Christmas time. Spritzgebäck are German Christmas cookies, are easy to make and you only need basic ingredients such as butter, eggs, sugar and flour.

Spritzgebäck are served during the Christmas season. During this time, mothers will often spend mornings or afternoons baking with their children. This recipe is a great favourite in many families.

For approx. 35 cookies, you will need:

100g powder (icing) sugar, 200g soft butter, 2 dessert spoons milk, 1 medium size egg, 1 packet vanilla sugar, pinch of salt, 50g dark chocolate, 270g flour, baking paper.

Sieve the powder sugar. Cut the butter into pieces. Beat the powder sugar and butter with a hand or electric whisk until creamy and smooth. Add the milk, egg, salt and vanilla sugar gradually; beating well after each addition.

Finely grate the chocolate. Carefully fold in the grated chocolate and flour into the butter and egg mixture. Put the cookie dough in a piping bag with a large star shaped nozzle.

Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with baking paper. Pipe rings onto the baking sheet. Bake one tray at a time in a pre heated oven at 175 degrees C for 15 minutes.

Remove from the baking tray and leave to cool.


If liked you can leave out the chocolate from the cookie mix. Instead melt the chocolate over a warm water bath. Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with dessicated coconut. Leave to cool.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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