Lebkuchen

Relish these traditional holiday cookies – perfect if you love German cuisine.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 19
  • servings 60

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup honey
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
egg, beaten
2 1/2
cups all purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1
teaspoon nutmeg
1
teaspoon ginger
1/2
to 1 teaspoon cloves
1/2
teaspoon allspice
1/4
cup chopped candied orange peel
1/4
cup chopped candied citron
1/3
cup chopped almonds
Sliced almonds

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon almond extract
2
to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 Heat honey in medium saucepan over medium heat just until it begins to bubble. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes. Add brown sugar, lemon peel and egg; blend well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all remaining cookie ingredients except sliced almonds. Add honey mixture; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheets. In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients, adding enough water for desired glazing consistency; blend until smooth. Cover; set aside.
  • 4 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. With glass dipped in cool water, gently flatten balls to 1/4-inch thickness. Gently press 1 almond slice in center of each cookie.
  • 5 Bake at 400°F. for 5 to 9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Immediately brush warm cookies with glaze. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    10),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1g
    1%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    4mg
    4%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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