Lebkuchen IV

Lebkuchen IV


"This is a recipe I got from my husband's mother several years ago."


8 h 40 m servings 64 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 64 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together honey and molasses. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest until well blended. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Stir the ingredients from the pan into the bowl and blend well. Mix in the walnuts and candied citron. Cover the dough and chill for several hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. Using a small amount of dough at a time, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into small rectangles. Place the rectangles 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Brush with glaze while hot from the oven. To make the glaze: Combine the 1 cup of sugar with water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Brush over hot cookies.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This is the old Betty Crocker cookbook version that I grew up with--a favorite Christmas cookie, for sure!!! But I seem to remember an amount of time to boil the glaze, like maybe 5 minutes? I...

I found this exact recipe in Betty Crocker's "Cookie Book". I have no idea how the cookies are supposed to turn out, I think they're okay, but I'm online searching for a better recipe. Even th...

Having moved away from home (and away from German cookie bakers), I decided to try making these for the first time, and I'm happy to report, that this recipe was great! The only thing that I cha...

I was disappointed with these. I spent my childhood in Germany and Lebkuchen was always a favorite. These taste good, and for taste, I would give this probably 4-4.5 stars, but the consistency...

My mother made Lebkuchen every Christmas and gave it as gifts. I am doing the same...this recipe tastes just like hers. Thank you. Sue

Loved making this recipe, i thought it tasted just like real german lebkuchen, which i love! Only downside is that the sugar topping didn't work out from me. However, this didn't detract from t...

I thought this recipe was very nice. Thanks for submitting it. My grandmother also made these cookies every year and although hers were a little different I thought these were very comparable. ...

This recipe is one that has been in my husband's family for a very long time. We don't add the nuts, and we cut down on the citron, but they turn out very good. I think this is my son't favori...

otice no significant liquids, no shortening. I ended up with a bowl of sweet spicy flour.