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What would Christmas be without traditional Czech sweets?

If you don’t want to delay weighing, the recipes for mug Christmas cookies are perfect for you.

Prepare a mug with a volume of 250 ml and throw yourself into excellent rum balls, perfect gingerbread or Linz sweets.

So let’s do it!

Cup cookies from Linz with marmalade

Linnaeus sweets and Christmas are inextricably linked in our region. The cup-shaped cookies from Linz are very popular. Of course, everyone has a different recipe, try either this one or check out other recipes for traditional Linz .


  • 1/2 cup whole, blanched almonds
  • 2 and 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 slices unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Prepare a pan and toast the almonds over a low heat for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir them constantly so they don’t burn.
  3. Then let them cool completely.
  4. Make the almond flour.
  5. Place the almonds in a bowl along with 1/2 cup of the flour.
  6. Using a food processor, make a fine flour.
  7. Then add the remaining 1 and 3/4 cups of flour and more salt.
  8. Mix and put the flour aside.
  9. Make a buttercream with sugar.
  10. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer for about 3 minutes.
  11. Add eggs and vanilla.
  12. Stop the mixer, scrape the sides of the cream with a rubber spatula.
  13. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix the mixture for about 1 minute.
  14. Add the flour.
  15. Stop the mixer, scrape the cream down the sides of the bowl again and add the flour you prepared at the beginning (almond and plain flour).
  16. Mix the dough mixture for about 30 more seconds.
  17. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
  18. Wrap the individual parts in food foil and put them in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  19. Take one part of the dough out of the fridge and roll it into a sheet about 5 mm thick.
  20. For example, cut wheels out of it (or any other shape, it’s up to you).
  21. Place the cut out circles on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and set aside.
  22. Pull out the second part of the dough, roll it out again to a sheet about 5 mm thick and cut circles out of it again.
  23. Make small circles in the middle of them.
  24. Place the candy on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  25. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  26. Place the trays in the oven and bake the Liners cookies for about 9 to 11 minutes, until the rounds are golden brown.
  27. Let them cool completely.
  28. Paint the wheels without the cut-out wheels in the middle with marmalade and stick the wheels with the cut-out wheel in the middle on them.
  29. Roll the Linnaeus sweets in powdered sugar.
Slices of candy glued together with marmalade and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Bear paws without butter

If you like bear paws, try this non-butter version. They will be ready in no time, because you don’t have to weigh anything, instead of a measuring cup, a cup and a tablespoon will suffice.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup ground nuts
  • 3 spoons of honey
  • 6 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon carob (or cocoa)


  • Mix all the ingredients and put them in the fridge overnight so that the ingredients combine better.
  • Fill the aged dough into bear paw molds and bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 180 °C.
  • You can coat the baked paws in powdered sugar.
Carob paws on a plate sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Classic rum balls from a mug

If you don’t mind a mug of Christmas cookies with a little alcohol, be sure to make rum balls. Not only do they taste good, but they also look perfect.


  • 2 packs of BeBe family cookies
  • 1 and 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 cooking chocolates
  • butter
  • coconut for coating


  1. Using a food processor, finely crush the cookies.
  2. Add coconut and cocoa to the cookies.
  3. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Add condensed milk and rum.
  5. Stir the mixture well, then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Scoop the dough with a soup spoon and shape it into a ball.
  7. Place them on a tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Put the balls in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  9. Melt your cooking chocolate with a little butter.
  10. Take the balls out of the fridge and always dip them in chocolate and put them back on the tray.
  11. Sprinkle the balls with coconut and put them back in the fridge.
Traditional rum balls dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut.

We have other recipes for Christmas cookies with rum for you, which will ensure you have a fragrant Christmas holiday. Which variant will you try?

Cinnamon Christmas sticks

Scent your kitchen with a cup of cinnamon candy. Bake simple Christmas sticks that are made of only 8 ingredients. Use unsalted cream cheese, or make homemade cream cheese first. If you are vegan, use vegan cream cheese and vegan butter.


  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 120 g of cream cheese
  • 120 g of butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Line the tray with baking paper.
  3. Using a food processor, grind the walnuts as finely as possible.
  4. Add the cane sugar and cinnamon to the walnuts.
  5. Set the bowl of this mixture aside.
  6. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter until creamy.
  7. Gradually add plain flour and beat until a smooth dough is formed.
  8. If it is too thin, add more flour.
  9. Then put the bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  10. Once the dough has cooled, roll it out into a sheet about 12 millimeters thick.
  11. Brush the top of the dough with almond milk, then sprinkle it with the nut, cinnamon, and sugar mixture you made at the beginning.
  12. Using a pizza wheel (you can also use a sharp knife), cut the dough into strips about 2.5 cm wide and about 5 cm long.
  13. Always take one of the strips and gently twist it into a spiral shape (as you can see in the photo below).
  14. Then put the candy on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in the oven for about 18 to 20 minutes until golden.
Cinnamon sticks dipped in a cup of milk.

Try our other recipes for cookies with cinnamon, suitable for coffee and on the festive board.

Cup gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread season has slowly started. Get inspired by our recipe for simple gingerbread cookies that you can bake even at the last minute and you can do it twice.


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 70 g of butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice


  • Melt the honey and butter to make it easier to work with and add them to the bowl with the flour, baking powder, sugar, egg and gingerbread spice.
  • Knead a smooth dough by hand that comes together well.
  • Then roll out the dough, cut out different patterns and stack them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 170 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
  • After cooling, decorate them with icing or small candies.
Gingerbread cookies of various shapes.

How to melt chocolate correctly?

When baking Christmas cookies, you will melt chocolate more than once.

Chocolate as such is very susceptible to higher temperatures, with the melting process already occurring at a temperature of around 25 °C . If the temperature rises above 45 °C, there is a risk of burning.

So if you don’t want to scrub a burnt pot, read the following tips on how to melt chocolate without any risk.

  • Perhaps white chocolate melts best because it doesn’t burn as much as dark chocolate.
  • It is ideal to cut the chocolate into the smallest possible pieces, as this will melt it faster.
  • However, we recommend buying chocolate cookies or shavings directly.

Melting chocolate in a water bath

  1. Put water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Place the stainless steel bowl with the chocolate lentils in the pot, but be careful not to let the bottom of the bowl touch the boiling water, as this may burn the chocolate.
  3. Stir the chocolate constantly.

Melting chocolate with a heat gun

  1. Use a heat gun, or even a hair dryer.
  2. Place the chocolate pieces in a bowl and slowly heat and stir.
  3. Although this method is a bit slower, you don’t have to worry about burning the chocolate to the bottom of the bowl or pot.

Melting chocolate in the microwave

  1. Place the chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Place the bowl in the microwave and set the power to a lower power and the time for about 20 seconds.
  3. Then take the bowl out, stir the chocolate and put it back in the microwave for another 20 seconds.
  4. Repeat the process continuously until the chocolate is completely melted.

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