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Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch to the holiday spice of gingersnaps. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...


Peach Kuchen

16 reviews

"KUCHEN IS a filling dessert for this German meal. It's not too sweet, and you can use virtually any of...


Grandma Davidson’s Baked Apple Pudding

3 reviews

My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey, cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still...


Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

2 reviews

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...

Holiday Kipferl Cookie

1 review

My family has been making the classic kipferl cookie on December 1 every year since I can remember. During the...


Gingerbread Cake

5 reviews

"This dark moist cake combines the old-fashioned flavors of ginger and molasses," says Ila Alderman of Galax, Virginia. "The recipe...

Bavarian Apple Torte

13 reviews

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a...