Mulled Wine, Christmas Markets, Carols, and Feasts

All the Joys of Christmas

Child at Holiday Bakery Window

German Christmas Resource Guide

All the joys of Christmas as captured in German traditions, from Christmas Markets to Tannenbaum, fabulous cookies, cakes, stollen and lebkuchen, roast goose, carols, and more……

Secrets of a Great Stollen

More than 2.5 million Stollen are purchased in German retail stores each year, and countless more are baked in home kitchens. So the question arises: what differentiates an average tasting Stollen from a good or even great one?…

Rasin Stollen

Christmas Ornament

Ten Beloved German Christmas Traditions

Although the Christmas season has become incredibly commercialized, it’s worth remembering the German Christmas traditions of our childhood which made the season mysterious and wonderful, and so that they may continue to do so today…

Christmas Markets in North America

In November and December, German-themed Christmas Markets are a delightful addition our holiday experience, a bit of traditional holiday celebration to share with all the family. A visit to an authentic Christmas market is sure to engage all your senses and get your body, mind and soul ready for the holidays…

Washington, DC Downtown Holiday Market

German Lebkuchen Christmas Cookies

22 Traditional German Christmas Cookies

It’s not too early to think about holiday baking! Peak baking weekend is just around the corner — the second weekend in December usually takes the cake — and these traditional German Christmas cookies are great the whole holiday season….

Holiday Baking Traditions

The holiday season is peak season for home bakers to practice their skills. Christmas cookies are a fun way to get started, even for people with no baking experience. The recipes are usually fairly simple and straightforward, requiring only pantry staples and a few special seasonal ingredients. We’ve also included a few recipes that are definitely for the experienced baker!

Christmas Baked Sweets

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Black Forest Inn Potato Puree
Black Forest Inn Potato Purée (Kartoffelpuree)
Vodka and Wine Jelly
Wine Jelly Vodka Shot
Indian Chicken Casserole
Indian Chicken Casserole (Indische Hühnchen Kasserole)
Poppy Seed Ice Cream (Mohneis)

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Bahlsen Assorted Holiday Cookies 10.6 oz
Sugar Cones (Zucker Hut) for "Feuerzangen" Bowle
Sugar Cone (Zucker Hut) for "Feuerzangen" Bowle
Edora Stollen Spices
Edora Stollen Spices
Laroshell German Chocolate Brandy Beans 14 oz.

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