Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.
The German town of Nuremberg has been famous for its lebkuchen since the late 1300s. The soft, cakey cookies are traditionally made with several spices, candied citrus peel, hazelnuts, and almonds.
Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)
Known as zimtsterne in Germany, these festive star-shaped cookies are made from a nut meringue that's rolled and cut, then iced with a mixture of egg white and sugar before baking. Tuck a few into a waxed paper envelope and tie it with a red twine bow for a sweet presentation.
Black Forest Cookies
These rich, chewy cookies were inspired by black forest cake, a classic German dessert that combines chocolate and cherries.
Green Beans and Spaetzle
Spaetzle -- a German dish of tiny noodles -- is often made by forcing dough through thelarge holes of a colander into boiling water;we like to use a potato ricer.