I learned recently that it is common in Germany to serve a plate full of Christmas cookies on the first of advent (this year on November 27th). I know, this is different than in the U.S. Christmas is already full in force here as we don’t have Thanksgiving. So I figured I would show you more than 20 cookie recipes to choose from. I decided to pick unusual recipes, recipes you haven’t tried yet, many of them from the U.S., but also from Latin America and some German ones that are not that common. I hope you find some to your liking.
#1 Brownie cookies from the U.S.
#2 Ginger cookies with chocolate from Germany
#3 Chocolate sandwich cookies with dulce de leche (alfajores) from Uruguay
#4 Snickerdoodles from the U.S.
5 Old-fashioned peppernuts from Germany
#6 Baci di dama (hazelnut cookies from Italy)
#7 Salami cookies from Uruguay (with sweet ingredients of course)
#8 Oatmeal buttermilk cookies from Germany
#9 Vanilla sandwich cookies with dulce de leche from Uruguay (classic alfajores)
#10 Chocolate cookies with a caramel center from the U.S.
Of course I have typical German Christmas cookies on the blog as well, such as gingerbread, vanilla crescents, cinnamon stars and Linzer. I decided to show you some pictures with the cookies and numbered them for you to easily find. I hope there are some to your liking.
- Brownie cookies (often declared the favorite)
- Easy cinnamon stars
- Biscoff pretzels (fromed to pretzels and dunked in chocolate)
- (“Ugly Sweater”) gingerbread
- Baci di dama (hazelnut cookies)
- Nutella chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate chip cookies with instant pudding
- Wreath cookies with rosemary from another blog
- Linzer cookies
- Oatmeal buttermilk cookies
- Sugar cookies with chocolate filling
- Coffee alfajores
- Cute santas made from sugar cookies
- Sugar cookies with royal icing
- Black and white sugar cookies
- Stained glass cookies
- Vanilla crescents