Walnut Macaroons – German Christmas Cookies

walnut macaroons
These macaroons use walnuts instead of the usual coconut. A nice variation for Christmas cookies and holiday baking.
Course Cookies
Keyword Christmas


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 -1/2 cups walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • grated zest of 1 organic lemon


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff. Continue beating while gradually adding 2/3 of the sugar. Combine rest of sugar with chopped nuts and lemon zest. Carefully fold nut mixture under egg whites. Using two teaspoons, place small mounds of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet or onto small round baking wafers (Backoblaten).
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 20-30 minutes.