The swiss biscuit classic: Mailänderli recipe


For me, the ultimate Christmas biscuit classic is definitely the Mailänderli. Because even as a child, Mailänderli were simply part of Christmas and I was always happy to be able to help cut out the biscuits. Reason enough to share my favorite recipe for these fine biscuits with you.


  • 125 g butter (soft)
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 300 g of flour
  • 1 yolk
  1. Whisk the butter, sugar, and salt together in a bowl.

  2. Beat in one egg at a time and continue beating until the mixture becomes pale.

  3. Grate the lemon zest and add it.

  4. Now add the flour and knead everything into a dough. Then let it rest in the cold for 2 hours.

  5. Roll out on a little flour to a thickness of 7 mm and cut out the biscuits. Put the yolk on it and refrigerate the cookies for another 15 minutes.

  6. Then bake the biscuits in the center of a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.