Merry Christmas from Germany!

Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, tasty punch and delicious dinners. We asked our colleagues to reveal their favourite Christmas recipes.

On December 12th, Lea Kolodziej (Student, Corporate Communications @ Mitsubishi Electric Germany), tells us what are the favourite cookies of her whole family.



“Spitzbuben” cookies


“The favourite cookies of my whole family.

Spitzbuben are a tradition at home during the Christmas season.

No matter which other cookies are baked, the homemade Spitzbuben of my grandma are always eaten first, because they are really delicious.”








375g flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
200g sugar
1 sachet of  vanilla sugar
250g butter
125g ground almonds
rasperry or redcurrant jam


How to make the cookies:

// Knead all ingredients together thoroughly in a large bowl.

// Place the dough in the refrigerator for two to three hours.

// Then cut out round or flower-shaped cookies from the dough. Cut a thimble-sized hole in the center of every second cookie.

// Bake the cookies in the oven at 150° convection (175° top and bottom heat) for 5-10 minutes.

// In the meantime, warm up the jam.

// When the cookies come out of the oven, stir the jam until smooth and spread it on the hot, unperforated cookies. Place one perforated cookie on top of each and press down a bit.

// Let the Spitzbuben cool down and dust with powdered sugar.


Remark: All statements without guarantee. Mitsubishi Electric assumes no liability with regard to quantities, times and temperatures as well as for the ingredients.
In case of any food allergies, please be aware that the receipes may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts etc. Please check this in advance. In addition, temperature and quantity information may differ from country to country.