Butterplätzchen | Sophia's Kitchen
Omi and I always made Butterplätzchen at Christmastime. I loved decorating mine with pink icing and sugar sprinkles but Omi just used some egg wash to make them all shiny. Nowadays I do that too because it brings out the flavour in the biscuits, but you can completely go to town with the decoration of these beauties if you want to. One word of caution though: they are super addictive and way too easy to make, so you might have to make a few batches!
Linzertorte | Sophia's Kitchen
Linzertorte is a classic German Christmas staple. It is made with redcurrant jelly and has a super delicious and nutty biscuit base. I thought why not give the classic a little twist and create a whole new biscuit recipe for it?
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Omi loves her eggnog. And so do I. Christmastime is the time to be together and have a drink. Omi used to get the bottles out as soon as it turned December and would start making her batches of eggnog. The whole house smelled like alcohol. In Germany, we have a special spirit that is used to make eggnog called Doppelkorn. It is very distinct and has a beautiful flavour. If you can get it, use it, but if not vodka is your hero.
Thermomix Christmas Melting Moments | Thermomix Diva
These deliciously soft and buttery Thermomix Christmas Melting Moments are sandwiched together with silky buttercream icing and dipped in Christmas themed sprinkles.
Christollen | Sophia's Kitchen
Christstollen is probably one of the most important centerpieces at Christmastime. Every family has their own little twist, but in our family we make it with marzipan. We love a bit of sweetness and a little kick of marzipan in our stollen. You can also leave out the marzipan log and make it a traditional one if you prefer.
Orange Poppyseed Shortbread | Sophia's Kitchen
The flavour of orange at Christmastime is a must. I love how it fills the whole house with amazing aromas and for me it is an essential smell at this time of year. Combined with crunchy poppy seeds, this shortbread is the perfect addition to your Christmas selection for the table. You could also gift a whole shortbread tart to someone special as a great home-made gift.
Cherry cake | Sophia's Kitchen
Fancy a delicious treat for the whole family but do not have much time to prepare it? This cherry cake is super quick and wonderfully juicy and fluffy.