Spritzgebäck: The Buttery German Christmas Cookie…

Spritzgebäck are one of the most delicious Christmas cookies you will ever eat. Pronounced 'shplitz-ghe-beck,' Spritzgebäck is a German and Alsatian-Mosellan Weihnachtskeks or Christmas cookie made of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. When made correctly these cookies are crisp, fragile and somewhat dry but buttery. A definite must on very Christmas cookie plate. Spritzgebäck. Photo... Continue Reading →

Vanillekipferl: A Crescent-Shaped Christmas cookie…

Crisp and buttery with a nutty, almond flavor - that's the Vanillekipferl. The crescent-shaped cookie does not only look good on a platter but it melts in your mouth and is always a big hit at Christmas parties. The name Vanillekipferl (pronounced VAN-el-eu-KIP-furl) literally means "vanilla crescent" or "vanilla moon." The cookies originated in Vienna, Austria and just like the... Continue Reading →

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