|In Switzerland, the start of the official holiday season is on December 6th,
Saint Nicholas Day, the patron of children.
All through December, bakeries and homes alike are filled with the wonderful fragrances of
"Guetzli" the baking of Christmas cookies. Most regions have their own
specialties, but nowadays they can be found throughout Switzerland.
For a mouthwatering stroll, we have included recipes of Austrian, German, and Swiss
origins. These recipes are also available in a German version.