Weinviertel Weinbeisser

Recipe from Ingrid Aigner, master confectioner from Eisenhuthaus Poysdorf.

This classic Christmas biscuit isn't just found at the Christmas markets in the Weinviertel Kellergassen during the advent period. So we could bake them back at home, master confectioner Ingrid Aigner from Eisenhuthaus in Poysdorf wrote up the recipe for "Weinviertel Weinbeisser" for us. The best bit for us is biting into them when they're still warm before the lemon glaze goes on.


  • 300 g wheat flour
  • 180 g icing sugar
  • 50 g honey
  • 1 teaspoon gingerbread spices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vanilla sugar

Lemon glaze:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


Knead the ingredients into a dough. Shape into small balls and place onto a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for approx. 10 minutes.

Either enjoy the cooled biscuits straight away or give them a white coating using the lemon glaze.

Our tip: The Weinviertel Christmas biscuits add a bit of sweetness to the Advent and Christmas period and are a popular gift idea.