Featuring classic Stollens and German Drop Cookies, our German recipes will get you in the mood for an Oktoberfest feast any day of the year. Not in the mood for sweet breads or cookies? Try beer and brats, or even asparagus, so celebrated in Germany that it has its own festival, Spargeizeit.
Homemade Sauerkraut from Scratch
Homemade sauerkraut retains its crunch and does’t have the ever-present vinegary excess found in store-bought varieties.
One of Europe’s most well-known Christmas breads, a stollen is a folded-over, filled yeast pastry.
Holiday Stollen from Weight Watcher’s
Stollen is a traditional German fruit bread usually eaten at Christmas, and this Weight Watchers version has a PointsPlus value of 5.
Walnut Crescent Cookies
Germany’s Kipferin cookies inspire these rich, buttery baked goods. The sprinkling of vanilla sugar is a delightful addition to each crumbly bite.
A handwritten recipe discovered tucked into an antique cookbook led to the creation of this delightful adaptation of an Old-World favorite.