If you've ever been to Germany
or another German-speaking country during the Christmas
season, you already know how delicious German cookies and treats can be, many of them steeped in centuries-old traditions. The following is a listing of traditional German cookies and treats that will surely tantalize your tastebuds during the holiday season.
Allgauer ButterGerman Sugar Cookies.
Basler BrunsliBasel chocolate balls: a sweet confection made with chocolate, almonds, and hazelnut; a Christmas treat.
A flat rectangular Swiss-German Christmas Cookie made from honey with a sugar glaze on top.
Lietrally a"tree cake" , so called because of its interior layers which resemble tree rings when cut. It is a labour-intensive and unique cake that is made and baked on a thin spit to which the baker adds layers as the cake is baked
das/der Bonbon (-s), die Süssigkeiten (pl.)Candy, sweets.
der EierpunschSimilar but not the same as eggnog.
Frankfurter Brenten are traditional Christmas biscuits from marzipan from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, originating from the Middle Ages.
Frankfurter BethmännchenTraditional puffy Christmas biscuits decorated with three almond slivers on the side.
das GebäckBaked goods, pastry.
der Heidesand, die ButterplätzchenShortbread, butter cookies.