German Christmas biscuits

German Christmas biscuits


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

CMW Powys, Wales, UK

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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