Cookies! They are not just something we eat.
Learn to make German Christmas Cookies in a private online class!
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or German
Your host Martina
A pastry chef and food lover, Martina grew up in Germany and loves to share her German traditions and recipes with other food lovers. The holiday season is Martina's favorite time of the year, so she would like to share her favorite recipes with you and bake Weihnachtsplaetzchen, traditional German cookies with you. Martina has worked in food and hospitality for over three decades and received a hospitality and culinary degree in Germany. She has since worked in hotels around the world as an event planner. Martina is currently writing a cook and travel book. She wants to be a Traveling Spoon host because she loves learning about different cuisines, cultures and traditions and is delighted to share her own recipes she grew up with, cook and bake with others, and teach and share German traditions.
Learn to make traditional German cookies
Private, one-on-one online instruction
Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Belmont, CA, USA (PST))
Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
Travel from your own home and learn German culinary traditions!
You will need a rolling pin, parchment paper, baking trays and an electric hand mixer or stand mixer
What will you cook together
Schwarz und Weiss Gebäck (Pinwheel and Marble Cookies)
Nuss Makaronen (German Nut Macarons)
IngredientsSee Full Ingredient List
1 cup or 2 sticks (225 g) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tbsp butter for greasing baking sheets (not necessary if using silicone mats)
1/2 cup (110 g) sugar
1 3/4 cup (225 g) all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup (110 g) cornstarch, sifted
1 1⁄2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 egg whites
1 1/3 cup (160 g) powdered sugar
3/4 cup (160 g) whole hazelnuts or hazelnut flour (can also use almonds or coconut flakes instead of hazelnuts)