Cookies with Almonds and Nuts
Christmas baking

Mandľovo-orechové sušienky

Did you know that roasted almonds belong to the traditional products which can be found at any Christmas market in Vienna? Usually with cinnamon, boiled in sugar water, roasted and caramelized. Also, in my home country, in Slovakia, we use almonds for Christmas baking very often.

The fruit of the almond is a drupe consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed. Recently, many talk about how healthy almonds are and consider them as superfood.

In our family, we have baked cookies with almonds for several years. Because we also like nuts, we add hazelnuts into the dough as well. These cookies can be stored in a well-closed box for a longer time. But usually, we eat them up very quickly… 🙂


We need:

4 egg whites

140 g flour

140 g caster sugar

a handful of almonds (and hazelnuts or other nuts – you should adapt the amount to your own taste. In our family, we prefer to have a lot of nuts)

butter and breadcrumbs to grease and flour the baking form


Whip the egg whites and gradually add sugar. Mix with the flour and then with the almonds and nuts. Grease and flour a rectangular baking form with breadcrumbs, pour the dough in and bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool, wrap it in a dish towel and leave it resting until the next day.

The next day, cut the cake in thin slices (2-3 mm), put them on a tray lined with baking paper and bake them at 150°C for 10-15 minutes until they start to become light brown. Turn the slices quickly and bake for 5-10 more minutes.

If you want to know what else belongs to the traditional products at a Christmas market in Vienna, read more about it in our post:

21 Things to Taste or Buy at a Christmas Market in Vienna

Text: © Copyright Ingrid, Travelpotpourri
Fotos: © Copyright Ingrid, Travelpotpour



  1. Anna

    sehr lecker!!!
    LG Anna

    1. Ingrid (Post author)

      Danke, liebe Anna! Die sind wirklich superlecker! 🙂

  2. Eva

    Inko, tyto sušenky znám a jsou opravdu hrozně dobré. I s mandlemi nebo s jinými ořechy, klidně i s vlašskými. Naučila jsem se je kdysi od jedné pražské rodiny, se kterou jsem se seznámili na letní dovolené na Vranově. Byli jsme je pak před Vánoci navštívit a měli již napečenou tuto dobrotu. Přeji všem, kdo se do jejich přípravy pustí, dobrou chuť! Eva.

    1. Ingrid (Post author)

      Milá Evo, sušenky sú vynikajúce, nielen na Vianoce, ale napríklad aj k vínu. Recept je vyskúsaný a som rada, že ho takto môžem zdieľať ďalej.


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