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German Lebkuchen

German Lebkuchen

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HILARY2000

A German honey Christmas cookie made with molasses.

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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; stir into the molasses mixture. Stir in the almonds and candied fruit peel. Cover or wrap dough, and chill overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into 2x3 inch rectangles. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. While still warm, brush the cookies with the lemon glaze.
  4. To make the glaze: In a small bowl, stir together the egg white, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix in the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Brush over cookies.
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cupcakesara
66
12/20/2010

My Grandmother always made these for us. So I took some tips from her. I put the dough in a plastic bag with flour to chill over night. When we are ready to make the cookies, we just take the bag of dough out of the fridge, and roll them into balls and bake them on a greased cookie sheet. It is fairly sticky though, most recipes like this are. But this way, you don't have to worry about rolling out the dough, and making a sticky mess :) Also, we wait for the cookies to cool, then dip the top in the lemon glaze, that way more glaze stays on the cookies, and doesn't just slide off of them because they're so hot :)

GHELMS
32
12/19/2004

This is the second year I have used this recipe. The Lebkuchen turn out wonderful and my german father can't get enough of them, says they remind him of when he was a boy. My husband loves them just as much! They are great with coffee, and good with or without the fruit.

sue*MI
22
12/3/2005

These cookies are the best, I made a double batch of cookies and 1 of icing and still had some left over. I am taking 3 dozen for our cookie exchange next week. I am very pleased with this recipe. I remember having these as a kid so thanks for the memory too.