Lebkuchen

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

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

Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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