BISCUITS ! A cheap last minute Christmas gift idea


How good are Christmas presents? Rhetorical questions, obviously. How good are cookies? Don’t even think about answering no to that one. How good does it feel giving a handmade Christmas gift? Super toll!

If you find yourself on Christmas eve with no presents in your loot, and the bank balance of a banana (obviously, doesn’t have one) then give these German Christmas cookies a whirl. They’re quick, and easy as walking to Rewe and picking up some flour, eggs and sugar.



150g almond meal
210g softened butter
280g plain flour
2 egg yolks
40g sugar
1 pinch salt

300g powdered sugar


  1. Add all biscuit ingredients into a bowl and quickly knead together into a smooth dough. Roll into a log and wrap in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate for approx. 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150°. Unwrap the dough, cut into approx 1cm thick slices and form a crescents.
  3. Place the crescents onto a tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  4. When the cookies are done, and still hot, sifted the icing sugar over the top. Warning, the cookies are still very fragile at this stage.
  5. Pop them in a cute tin or glass cookie jar, add a ribbon and there you have a handmade Christmas gift.

P.S. they taste better the next day.

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**Photo thanks to Kebo Homing



Once a week Danée brings you something food or drink related. When she isn't gorging her face with food things for the sake of the blog, she is probably drinking wine and searching for the perfect winter jacket - because the night is dark and full of terrors AKA negative temperatures.