The best recipes for Christmas biscuits
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The best recipes for Christmas biscuits

Sweet treats for the holidays

Aside from Christmas trees, snow and candlelight, there's nothing more Christmassy than biscuits with spices, chocolate or jam. As you explore our delicious array of Swiss Christmas biscuit recipes you will come across old favourites such as Christmas tree butter cookies and Spitzbuben, as well as popular new varieties with mango and turmeric. Turn on the oven and get ready for a waft of childhood memories and new baking experiences.

Are you a fan of traditional Swiss Christmas biscuits or do you perhaps fancy trying something Italian? If you're looking to make delicious biscuits without having to spend hours in the kitchen, then you'll find plenty of Christmas biscuit recipes here – all with different levels of difficulty. We have recipes for baking novices and master bakers alike. If you are intolerant to gluten or lactose, then you will find suitable recipes for Christmas biscuits, as well as vegan options.

And if you're wanting to bake with the kids, then why not give our kids' Christmas biscuit recipes a go! Here you'll find an illustrated list of the necessary utensils such as an apron and cutters, as well as a photo for every step of the baking process. The places where kids can help are marked in the text and the recipes are listed according to the level of difficulty. Whether you're making snowball biscuits or butter biscuit garlands, these simple Christmas biscuit recipes will make baking with little ones a relaxed experience in the run-up to Christmas.

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CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Cloves, cinnamon and cardamom: the three aromatic Christmas spices that fill most houses during the festive season. Although classics like Lebkuchen and Spitzbuben Christmas cookies are not be forgotten, if you want to experiment with something new, you’re in the right place. From matcha sablé cookies to pistachio hearts, you can rest assured there won’t be a single crumb left over.

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CHRISTMAS BAKING RECIPES

Aside from Christmas trees, snow and candlelight, there’s nothing more Christmassy than spices, chocolate and a selection of festive jams. Explore our Christmas baking recipes and you’ll find old favourites like Butter-Tännli biscuits and Spitzbuben cookies as well as new biscuit favourites with mango or turmeric. Turn the oven on and enjoy a winter of childhood memories and baking experiments!

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GRITTIBÄNZ RECIPES

Grittibänz, Grättimaa, Elggermaa: The name may vary from canton to canton, but the basic ingredients are always the same. Flour, sugar, milk, yeast, butter, a pinch of salt – stir all the ingredients, shape, bake and the delicious bread roll that is traditionally eaten on Saint Nicholas Day is ready. In addition to the classic version you can also find our sweet and savoury Grittibänz variations and other great recipes for 6 December here.

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THREE KINGS WITH VARIETY

The classic version features almond slivers and sugar crystals or chocolate chips. Of course we also have these recipes – but Three Kings’ Cake can also be savoury or, as the French make it, a galette. Whichever version you choose: we wish you a great Epiphany and of course good luck in finding the king.

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