Status: 29.11.2023, 08:58 a.m.
By: Sandra Keck
Cocoa gives the cookies a special taste and makes them a highlight of Christmas baking. The filling is sweet nut nougat cream.
Christmas is the season of cookies. In many households, different varieties such as cinnamon stars or cookie cutters are traditionally baked during this time. A classic among Christmas cookies are nougat balls. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they taste deliciously like nougat, thanks to a large portion of nut nougat cream in the middle.
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For the preparation of nougat balls, only a simple basic dough is flavored with cocoa powder. It's hard to believe, but you can also use the same dough to bake poppy seed and lemon cookies and cinnamon roll cookies. Simply brilliant, isn't it? This is how you make five delicious Christmas cookies from just one basic dough.
Nougat balls are a delicious and simple Christmas biscuit that is popular with young and old. They are perfect for a cozy Christmas bakery with family or friends. With the simple recipe created by Einfach Tasty editor Sandra, you can easily prepare and enjoy a variation of the classic yourself.
Einfach Tasty editor Sandra has a recipe for quick nougat balls with sweet nut nougat cream in her luggage. © Sandra Keck/Simply Tasty
Sandra regularly tests the latest food trends from TikTok, Instagram & Co! From time to time, however, she ventures into her own test kitchen to create delicious recipes for the community, such as baked feta pasta with pumpkin – or Christmas cookies.
For chocolaty nougat balls you need these ingredients:
The simple nougat balls are a delicious Christmas biscuit made of shortcrust pastry with a sweet nut nougat filling and enchant not only with their taste, but also with their appearance, reminiscent of delicate angel eyes. © Sandra Keck/Simply Tasty
- 150 g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder, levelled
- 1 tbsp baking cocoa
- 1 pinch of salt
- 50 g sugar
- 60 g butter, softened
- 1 egg(s)
- 100 g nut nougat cream
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The preparation is uncomplicated and fast:
The cocoa gives the nougat balls a dark, strong note that harmonizes perfectly with the creamy nut nougat filling. The recipe for the simple Christmas cookies can be found here. © Sandra Keck/Simply Tasty
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Nougat balls are a classic Christmas biscuit that impresses with its crispy outer shell and soft nut nougat core. The simple recipe is easy to bake even for beginners and with these tips and tricks, your own Christmas baking will be a complete success.