Delicious German Christmas biscuits flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and candied citron. A simple icing makes them perfect.
Lots of German biscuit recipes can be a pain because they're so sticky. Spreading the dough in a pan like for brownies gets rid of the problem - or you can drop it off in spoonfuls and flatten the drops, although this isn't as pretty. - 29 Sep 2008
These biscuits tasted like originals that my Aunty sent from Germany at Christmas time when I was a child. I agree with the previous reviewer that the dough needs to be placed overnight in the fridge with a lot of flour required when having to roll the dough out. One of my favourite biscuits to bake. - 16 May 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. I made these biscuits on the request of my husband who is a German national living in the US since 1996. He told me they taste exactly like he remembers his mothers' biscuits. The dough was not sticky at all, but as the previous reviewers complained about the stickiness, I did add about 1/4-1/2 more flour and used plenty when rolling them out. I think the key was making sure they stayed in the fridge overnight. - 29 Sep 2008