German Christmas

Spaetzle, anyone? German cuisine offers many Christmas favorites, and our recipes prove it. Whether you're making German apple pancakes for Christmas morning or a sweet kuchen for dessert, you'll find many great recipes here -- all inspired by authentic German cuisine.

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Christollen Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Pretty as a picture in a braided loaf, this traditional Christmas bread-- studded with candied fruits and peels--is particularly good sliced, toasted, and served for breakfast or brunch.

Christmas Stollen

Family Circle

This classic German fruit-studded yeast bread is distinguished by a rich sweet dough spiced with mace.

German Meatballs

Midwest Living

For an authentic German dinner, ladle these beef-and-pork meatballs over noodlelike spaetzle.

Total: 40 mins

German Chocolate Bar Cookies

Family Circle

Try this German favorite for your next party. The crunchy, chocolatey cookies feature Nabisco wafers, flaked coconut and chopped pecans and can be made in just 35 minutes.

Black Forest Splurge Cake Topper

Better Homes and Gardens

7 Great Christmas Breads: Loaves of Love

Freshly baked bread is welcome no matter what time of year it is (who can resist that aroma?), but around the holidays, bread takes on special meaning. Whether you're hosting a casual afternoon coffee or a grand dinner, homemade Christmas bread can elevate the occasion.

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Peppermint Puffs

If you grow your own mint, you already know that mint plants do best in warm, sunny weather. So how did Christmas and peppermint get to be such good friends? It all has to do with candy canes -- which have been around for quite some time.

10 Easy Holiday Recipes for Stress-Free Christmas Parties

This year, I'm getting the holiday entertaining tasks done early, by which all I mean is I'm writing this column, full of easy recipes for a bang-up Christmas party. Even my own, I hope. In my non-writing life, sadly, I don't get paid to meet deadlines.

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