Learn how to make traditional German Christmas biscuits!

This recipe for Herrenplätzchen ('gentlemen’s favourite' chocolate / almond biscuits) was kindly sent in by Tina Hedley.

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The ingredients

Plätzchen Plätzchen

You will need:

  • 250g of butter
  • 250g of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
  • 50g of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 250g of ground almonds
  • 250g of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Before you start, make sure you get an adult to help you!

Get baking!

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Shape the dough into small, round biscuits and place a whole almond in the middle.
  3. Bake for approx. 10-15 min. at 160 C. (depending on oven).

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die Butter butter
der Zucker sugar
die Vanille vanilla
der Kakao cocoa
der Zimt cinnamon
die Mandeln almonds
das Mehl flour
das Backpulver baking powder