Merry Christmas from Germany!

Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, hot punch and delicious dishes. We asked our colleagues for their favorite Christmas recipes. 

On 7 December,  Pia Hellingrath (Living Environment Systems @ Mitsubishi Electric Germany), tells us how she starts the Christmas season:




Vanilla crescents and hot apple strudel punch

“Vanilla crescents have been part of Christmas for me since childhood.

In combination with the hot apple strudel punch, it’s a particularly good way to start the Christmas season.”





Vanilla crescents


250 g flour
100 g grated almonds or hazelnuts
100 g sugar
150 g butter
1 pinch of salt
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
100 g powdered sugar




// Mix flour, almonds or hazelnuts, sugar, chopped butter and salt and knead with your hands to form a shortcrust pastry.

// Form several rolls with the diameter of a 2€ piece and wrap in plastic wrap.

// Put the dough in a cool place for 30 minutes and let it rest.

// Then cut finger-thick slices from the rolls and shape them into vanilla crescents.

// Place the shaped vanilla crescents on a buttered or with baking paper covered baking tray.

// Bake the vanilla crescents at 200 degrees for approx. 10 – 15 minutes.

// Meanwhile, mix the vanilla sugar and the powdered sugar.

// After baking, carefully remove the still warm vanilla crescents from the baking tray and roll them in the vanilla & powdered sugar mixture.



Hot apple strudel punch


4 cl coconut liqueur
2 cl cinnamon syrup
200 ml apple juice



// Heat apple juice and then add coconut liqueur and cinnamon syrup.







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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.