9 Classic German  Christmas Recipes

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German mulled wine – known as Glühwein – is definitely a favorite German holiday recipe. It's easy to make with red wine, oranges, sugar, and a few spices.

Rum Balls are another holiday classic. With lots of rich chocolate and a hint of rum, these treats are the perfect adult treat - and edible gifts!

If you're looking for a classic side dish, try this German Red Cabbage! Made with red cabbage, apples, and spices, it can be enjoyed with many hearty dishes.

German Christmas bread – known as Stollen – is a delicious sweet bread full of raisins, candied citrus peel, and sometimes even marzipan. It's worth the effort!

Rouladen is a classic savory dish made from thinly sliced beef and stuffed with pickles, bacon, onions, and mustard. They taste great with red cabbage.

Zimtsterne – or Cinnamon Stars in English – are chewy on the inside with a little crunch on the outside. Made from ground almonds, they are gluten-free!

German Spritz Cookies – or Spritzgebäck – are relatively easy to make into any shape and can be dipped in chocolate for an extra layer of yum.

Candied almonds, known as Gebrannte Mandeln, are a beloved Christmas Market treat. Sweet and with a hint of cinnamon, they are easy to make.

German gingerbread cookie recipe, or Elisenlebkuchen are made with lots of nuts, gingerbread spice, and candied citrus. They are a holiday classic.

Vanilla Crescent Cookies – Vanillekipferl – are another popular holiday cookie. They are wonderfully sweet yet soft and crumbly.

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