Gebäck is the German word that refer to cakes, pastries, Gebäck is also means of cookies in American, biscuits in British and bread rolls in various shapes in Austria.


Gebäck is a German term that refers to a variety of baked goods, typically sweet treats such as cookies, pastries, and cakes. These baked goods are often enjoyed as snacks, desserts, or accompaniments to coffee or tea. Gebäck can come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and flavors, from delicate, flaky croissants to rich, buttery shortbread cookies. The preparation of Gebäck often involves ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and various flavorings. Whether enjoyed fresh from the oven or stored for later consumption, Gebäck is a beloved part of German culinary traditions.

Application Areas

  • Snacks
  • Desserts
  • Tea or coffee accompaniments
  • Bakery treats
  • Gifts or party favors

Treatment and Risks

  • Gebäck may contain allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten, so individuals with food sensitivities should exercise caution.
  • Overconsumption of Gebäck high in sugar or fat content may contribute to health issues such as weight gain or dental problems.
  • Proper storage of Gebäck is important to prevent spoilage or contamination, especially in warm or humid conditions.


  • Butter cookies
  • Apple strudel
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Chocolate croissants
  • Almond macarons

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Baked goods
  • Pastries
  • Treats
  • Sweets
  • Cakes and cookies


Gebäck encompasses a variety of German baked goods, ranging from cookies to pastries, enjoyed as snacks or desserts. These treats are made with ingredients like flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, and are a beloved part of German culinary traditions.


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