German Christmas biscuits

    37 min

    A recipe for Christmas biscuits from my German grandmother. If you like candied peel and nuts you'll love these.


    Powys, Wales, UK
    7 people made this

    Makes: 2 dozen biscuits

    • 225g (8 oz) chopped unblanched almonds
    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 whole eggs
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 175g (6 oz) chopped candied peel

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:37min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Mix all ingredients together well. The mixture has no fat & is very sticky. Roll out onto a well floured board to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rough shaped pieces about 2" x 3" and slide with the aid of a knife onto baking parchment on an oven tray.
    3. Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.


    Ice whilst still warm with a royal icing made from one of the remaining egg whites and enough icing sugar to make a thick but still running icing. The icing will stiffen as the biscuits cool. Keep in an airtight tin. They keep well but never seem to stay in the tin long!

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