Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Kind of a cookie or is it cake, the size of an open finger spread hand, best if glazed in black and white (chocolate and vanilla). A treat we got as children when we were very very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Mix together water, milk, eggs, and extracts.
  3. Cream butter.
  4. Mix in sugar, a little at a time.
  5. Add liquid ingredients, mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients in several steps, blend well after each.
  7. The dough needs to be fairly firm, not like cookie dough but drier than cake dough, if it is too runny add a little more flour.
  8. Put dough about two tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet, don't place too close together as this will spread.
  9. Bake in a preheated 300ºF to 325ºF oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. After about 10 minutes in the oven brush the exposed side with some milk.
  11. Finish baking till the dough turns a golden brown, don't overbake.
  12. Light Glaze:.
  13. Mix powdered sugar with enough water to make a spreadable mass, you can't mess this one up, too thin- more sugar, too thick- more water.
  14. Dark Glaze:.
  15. Mix powdered sugar and cocoa and proceed as for light glaze.
  16. Glaza the underside of the Amerikaner with either or both glazes.


Most Helpful

I presented this food to my German two class. Needless to say, it was well-liked.

TraumaKagato October 14, 2004

I made this lovely recipe today. It was simple and easy to follow. Instead of the almond essence, I used orange essence as a substitute{anything with chocolate and orange flavours is the way to make my family happy}. I baked these at 160C for 20 minutes at first and then at 180C for 10 minutes. Once half way through the cooking time, I did brush these with milk and I really appreciate you for mentioning this particular idea because it is unique and works very well. Since it is Valentine's Day tomorrow, I wanted to give this a little bit of the "love effect" so as to make it special for this day. I followed the instructions as directed in the recipe. The only thing different I did was with the glaze. Once these were ready, I allowed them to cool a little and then cut them into 1 inch triangles. Then, I dipped these in the prepared glaze{I combined the light and dark glaze to make one yummilicious chocolate glaze} and transferred them onto a beautiful transparent heart-shaped serving plate. Next, I sprinkled some thinly sliced almonds over these beautiful little treats and on each I placed a little slice of red or green glazed or maraschino cherry. These looked so good! Once all were done, I refrigerated these and will be serving them tomorrow. They taste great even right now, but then it's Valentine's only tomorrow :) Thanks alot for sharing an interesting recipe! This was well worth the time I spent on making it. Definitely a keeper!

Charishma_Ramchandani February 13, 2005

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