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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and all over Germany, cooks and bakers are rolling up their sleeves, strapping on their aprons and firing up their ovens! This is the time of year when we bake some of the most delicious sweets. Whether you prefer picture-perfect German Christmas cookies (Plätzchen) or beautiful breads like Stollen, there is something for everyone. So come with me to a winter wonderland of tasty treats and sweet surprises and be inspired. Frohe Weihnachten!

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    Picture Perfect Cookies

    It wouldn't be Christmas in Germany without Plätzchen, or German Christmas cookies. These delicious morsels are the pride and joy of Christmas bakers across the land, and it's traditional to fill a cookie tin with loads of different kinds to share with friends, family and loved ones. Below are some of my favourites!

    Spitzbuben – German Christmas Cookies

    Spitzbuben – German Christmas Cookies

    Delectable Candies and Sweets

    One of the very best things about this time of year is being able to indulge your sweet-tooth guilt free! Whether you prefer caramels, nougat, chocolate dipped Dominosteine, or simple homemade marzipan, there is something for everyone!

    Irresistable Breads and Cakes

    Throughout Europe, sweet yeasted breads and doughs are enjoyed on feast days and holidays. A traditional German Christmas Stollen is always a sure-fire crowd pleaser, especially when it's filled with tasty marzipan. Or why not try a beautifully braided bread like Chocolate and Hazelnut Babka or Cinnamon Star Bread? Yum!

    Drinks and Liqueurs

    Nothing warms up body and soul quite like a steaming hot mug of Glühwein (German Mulled Wine) while you are wandering around a traditional German Christmas market! Try this simple recipe to make it at home. Making your own culinary Christmas gifts this year? Homemade liqueurs are always a winner!

    Even more inspiration!

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    Mozart Balls | Mozart Chocolate | Marzipan Dessert - Recipe Videos

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