6 great recipes for vinegar cookies that will melt on your tongue!

Vanilla rolls, gingerbread and nut cookies are among the most popular types of Christmas pastries.

Try adding a small amount of vinegar to their batter!

Get inspired by our vinegar cookie recipes!

It’s fluffy, tender and you won’t know anything about its taste!

Which variant will appear on your Christmas table this year?

Light vinegar candy

A fluffy, fragile cookie that puffs up beautifully when baked and creates a cavity inside.


  • 350 g plain flour
  • 300 g of butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • powdered sugar for coating


  1. In a bowl, first mix the dry ingredients, i.e. sifted flour and butter.
  2. Add milk, vinegar, rum and egg yolks and work into a dough by hand.
  3. Then, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a height of about one centimeter.
  4. Use cookie cutters to cut out various shapes from the dough.
  5. Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake in an oven preheated to 170°C for about 10-15 minutes until golden.
  7. While still warm, roll the father’s cookies in powdered sugar.
Light Christmas bread with vinegar.
Source: ciaoflorentina.com

Chocolate-vinegar candy

For all those who have a weakness for sweets with an intense chocolate taste.


  • 175 g of flour
  • 150 g of high-quality chocolate
  • 30 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 150 g of butter
  • 120 g of brown sugar
  • 50 g of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar


  1. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Process the butter with both types of sugar and balsamic vinegar in a food processor for a few minutes.
  3. Add the flour mixture, salt and grated chocolate.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Wrap the resulting dough in foil and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out the individual cookie shapes.
  7. Place them on a tray lined with baking paper, bake in an oven heated to 160°C for approximately 12 minutes.
  8. Finally, you can decorate the cooled vinegar cookies with chocolate icing.
Chocolate Vinegar Pastries.
Source: consorziobalsamico.it

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Christmas gingerbread with vinegar

Gingerbread cookies are one of the most popular types of candy. Try adding a little vinegar to them this year, you’ll see that you won’t recognize the taste, but the gingerbread will be more crunchy.


  • 2 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. Beat the butter with the sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add baking powder and spices.
  3. Whisk until combined.
  4. Add honey, eggs and vinegar and beat again.
  5. Then add the sifted flour in parts and knead into a dough.
  6. Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  7. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use cutters to cut out the desired shapes.
  8. Bake this vinegar candy in an oven preheated to 180°C for about 5-7 minutes until golden.
  9. Let cool and decorate.
Christmas gingerbread cookies with vinegar decorated with white icing.
Source: nelliebellie.com

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Nut cookies with balsamic vinegar

In addition to classic white vinegar, you can also use various types of balsamic vinegar to bake Christmas pastries. See for yourself with this recipe!


  • 2 cups chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3-4 teaspoons of water
  • 3-4 teaspoons of raspberry balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Melt the butter, chocolate and half of the chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Set aside.
  4. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. In a blender, beat the eggs, sugar, balsamic vinegar and vanilla.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
  8. Finally, stir in the remaining chocolate pieces and nuts.
  9. Using a spoon, spread the dough in the shape of circles on baking paper.
  10. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  11. While the vinegar cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  12. Whisk the ingredients in a bowl and then decorate the cooled cookies with the frosting.
Nut cookies with balsamic vinegar.
Source: thespiffycookie.com

Vanilla rolls made special with vinegar

It is worth adding a little of this liquid to even the most classic Christmas cookies.


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 180 g of butter
  • 60 g of powdered sugar
  • 100 g ground walnuts
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add ground nuts, powdered sugar, egg yolks, softened butter, salt, vinegar to the sifted flour and work into a dough.
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. Subsequently, use crescent-shaped cutters or manually shape the rolls from the cooled dough.
  4. Place the vinegar cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in an oven heated to 180°C for approximately 8-10 minutes until golden.
  6. After removing the vinegar cookies, roll them in a mixture of powdered and vanilla sugar.
Vanilla rolls prepared with vinegar.
Source: dobruchut.aktuality.sk

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Vinegar and walnut candy

Very simple and tasty cookies, which you can then decorate according to your wishes using a variety of toppings or sprinkles.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the butter mixture.
  3. Add the vinegar and vanilla.
  4. Beat the mixture.
  5. Add the chopped nuts.
  6. Use a spoon to form patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Preheat the oven to 150°C and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Christmas pastries made of vinegar and walnuts.
Source: justapinch.com

Vinegar and baking

Most of us know that vinegar is one of the ingredients that is added to the buttery puff pastry that is used for example on cream rolls. It helps to create its individual characteristic layers.

But you can also add vinegar to other types of dough, it will help their fragility. It can be used perfectly when baking Christmas cookies. Of course, only a small amount is added, which has no effect on the resulting taste of the pastry.

As for the types of vinegar, in addition to classic white vinegar, various balsamic vinegars, which have an intense flavor and aroma, can also be used in baking.

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