If you not only want to have a well-filled cookie plate yourself, but also want to give away a few homemade cookies, in addition to the whole Christmas hype, then simple and quick Christmas cookies are needed.

Quick and super easy recipes for you.

All recipes are prepared in under 30 minutes. We have conjured up a chocolate shortbread, vanilla-chocolate thaler, almond speculoos and chocolate-nut balls and are thrilled with all the recipes.

Few ingredients without much Heckmeck processed into dough in no time.

Fast Christmas cookie classics

Classic cookies, made from short crust pastry or butter cookies with cut and decorate, are a highlight for young and old in the run-up to Christmas. Nele and I love to bake and decorate cookies, nice Christmas carols (a must Rolf Zuckowski’s Christmas bakery) and it feels like we’re kids again. But as nice and of course delicious these cookies are, they really don’t go fast. You should easily plan an entire afternoon for such a project. And until Christmas, the delicious particles usually don’t last, because they are eaten with pleasure by all family members. That’s what they are there for.

But short crust pastry is also quick! To do this, simply roll the finished dough into a sausage and cut slices. If you want to have a nice pattern, simply dye a part of the dough with baked cocoa and put both strands together.

Vanilla Chocolate Taler


  • 250 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 150 g cold butter, in flakes
  • 125 g of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 75 g white chocolate, finely grated
  • 75 g dark chocolate, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp. (heaped) cocoa
  • 1 egg white
  • 50 g chopped nuts Optional
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 ° (forced air 140 °).

Grate the two chocolates one after the other with a kitchen grater and set aside for now.

  1. Knead the flour, baking powder, butter, sugar and egg yolks. Halve the dough and knead the white chocolate and vanilla sugar under one-half and the dark chocolate and cocoa under the other half.
  2. Shape both dough into rolls. Diameter 2.5 cm. Flatten the dark roll into a wide strip and place the light pastry roll on top and wrap it up.

The dough roll can be rolled in chopped nuts as desired. If it is too expensive for the long roll, it can be divided into 3 pieces and rolled. So that the nuts hold better, it is recommended to brush the dough roller with a little protein.

Cut the dough roll into 12 cm slices, place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 12-15 minutes.

With the Thermomix

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 ° (forced air 140 °).

First, finely chop the white chocolate at level 10 for 5 seconds. Put in a bowl and set aside. Then repeat the whole thing with the dark chocolate.

Then rinse the container.

  1. Knead the flour, baking powder, butter, sugar and egg yolks on speed 3.

Halve the dough, knead the white chocolate and vanilla in one-half and the dark chocolate, and cocoa in the other half afterwards at speed two.

Prepare the dough rolls and then the thalers as described above (step 3).


Almond Spekulatius


  • 100 g chopped almonds (or flaked almonds)
  • 200 g of flour
  • 12 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 60 g (raw) cane sugar
  • 3 tsp speculoos spice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 room-warm egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° (fan oven 180 °).

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spread the chopped almonds over them.

  1. Mix the flour with the baking powder and the chopped almonds.

Mix the butter, sugar, spiced spice and salt vigorously with the hand mixer. Add the egg and beat everything until creamy. Add the entire flour-nut mixture and stir quickly into the creamy mixture.

  1. Roll out the dough in two parts on a lightly floured work surface about 3-4 mm thick. Place the dough sheets on the almond trays and press gently.

(We only cut the dough sheets after baking, if you want the cookies to be a little more neat, you can cut them before baking and place them individually on the almond trays.)

Push the trays one after the other in the middle of the oven and bake in about 15 minutes until golden brown. Let the biscuit plates cool a little and then cut them into small rectangles.

If you like, you can drizzle the finished speculoos with a chocolate glaze.

With the Thermomix

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° (fan oven 180 °).

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spread the chopped almonds over them.

  1. Add the butter, sugar, speculoos and salt to the Thermomix and stir vigorously at level 4. Add the egg and beat everything creamy on speed 4. Add the flour and nut mixture all at once and stir into a smooth dough at speed 3.
  2. Now continue with step 3 as above.


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