Baking cookies is one of the most popular Christmas traditions in Germany and other European countries. The ritual of baking during Advent dates back to the Middle Ages, when spices from the Orient found their way to Europe. In Austria especially, people developed many different types of tasty cookies in the 19th century, such as the famous “Vanillekipferl” or the well-known “Spitzbuben”.
To this day, the ritual of baking cookies together at Christmas time has remained. The top selling German Christmas-related products are cookie cutters, vanilla crescents and cinnamon stars.
We invited Susi Carreira and Katja Stieber who run a baking blog called “Küchen-Miezen” to teach you how to make the classic German “Plätzchen”.
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