German cookies are always a delight during the holiday season. These little bites of heaven come in all varieties from spiced to honey, dark chocolate, shortbread, and more. If you’re looking for a few new cookie recipes to spice things up this holiday, I have just the thing – lots of great german cookie recipes!
Mouthwatering Recipes for German Cookies
These tasty recipes have a wide variety of flavors and textures. With so many great options, you’ll find one that you and your family will love. Have a look at all these great German cookies and get ready to start baking!
German Spice Lebkuchen Cookies
These Lebkuchen cookies are a traditional German gingerbread cookie. Featuring cloves, allspice, and nutmeg, they have all the flavors of the holidays.
German Iced Spice Cookies
These German Iced Spice Cookies, also called Pfeffernusse, are fluffy little iced bites of Heaven. They have an interesting ingredient you might not think of when you think of cookies – white pepper!
Old German Honey Cookies
These Old German Honey Cookies are an extra sweet take on the classic German spice cookie. They have the ginger and nutmeg you’d expect from a recipe like this as well as a healthy 1 cup of honey to add to the sweetness.
These Zimtsterne Cookies have a nutty, heavy cinnamon flavor and a delicious icing glaze. They look almost like pieces of a gingerbread house, and their flavor is classic holiday season goodness.
These Bethmannchen Cookies are a sweetened marzipan cookie decorated with almond halves and finished with an egg yolk glaze. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and the flavor is simple but delicious.
Superfood Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
An extra-healthy take on one of the most classic German cookie recipes, these Superfood Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are filled with healthy ingredients like flax, hemp, and plant-based margarine.
This classic Gingersnaps cookie recipe is made with molasses, cinnamon, and ground cloves for that classic gingersnap flavor. It also uses a bit of whole wheat flour to add a nice texture.
Proper Snickerdoodle Cookies
This Snickerdoodle recipe is called Proper Snickerdoodle because it focuses on the classic holiday Snickerdoodle flavor with no bells and whistles. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe that is so classic and so good.
Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies
These Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies take the classic holiday cookie and kicks it up several notches. Cayenne adds a bit of heat, while both Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips and Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder give these cookies a deep, deep chocolate flavor.
German Shortbread Cookies
These German Shortbread Cookies, called Heidsand Cookies, have a pretty, swirled look and a classic shortbread taste. They have a traditional holiday flavor we love and a lovely swirl that makes them as pretty as they are delicious.
Lebkuchen: German Christmas Cookies
Another Lebkuchen German Christmas Cookie, this variation has fennel and black pepper in addition to the classic flavors associated with this cookie. It’s a spicier spice cookie that will warm your tummy and your heart.
Hausfreunde Cookies with Caramelized Cashews
These Hausfreunde Cookies are little bites of shortcrust pastry covered in apricot jam and sweet almond paste. Dark chocolate and caramelized cashews complete the flavor profile. They are both delicious and beautiful and perfect for the holiday season.
Polish Kolaczki Cookies
These Polish Kolaczki Cookies may be from Poland, but they are enjoyed quite often in Germany. Because they are so delicious and festive, being enjoyed in Germany is enough for them to make this list. With only a few ingredients, these are easy to make, too, which is a huge bonus.
German Cookie Recipes are Holiday Magic
These German cookie recipes range from simply sweet to spiced and bold to a bit of both, and they’re all holiday magic. If you’re looking to mix things up this holiday season, give any of these German cookie recipes a try.