“Bethmännchen” – traditional Christmas marzipan biscuits from Frankfurt

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These indulgent, gluten-free biscuits from my home area Frankfurt turn every marzipan hater into a marzipan lover. They are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and taste like Christmas. Just a bit different from all the usual German “Plätzchen”: They don’t need any extra spices and they are super easy to make. Simple almonds and marzipan are enough to create these little humps of happiness.

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Guilt-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cinnamon & Almonds

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Do you also like a good old, outside-crunchy-inside-soft cookie? My recent trip to the US really inspired me – I loved the cinnamon raisin bagels everywhere and I’ve also seen a lot of oatmeal products. Back at home, I thought I’d try to combine these flavours as a nice way to be reminded of my last holiday. I also aimed for a healthy, pure recipe, so I chose whole-grain flour and nuts as a base, just a bit agave syrup instead of sugar and the overwhelming natural sweetness of the raisins. It worked out perfectly!

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