You are here

Lebkuchen

world.food's picture
Ingredients
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Lemon peel 2 Teaspoon
  Orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Mace 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mixed candied fruits 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), slivered blanched
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs), powdered
  Boiling water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Grease a baking sheet with fat or oil.

MAKING
3. In saucepan bring to a boil combining honey, molasses and sugar.
4. Remove from heat, add butter and cool.
5. Beat in lemon juice, egg, lemon peel and orange peel.
6. In another bowl sift flour, measure and sift again with soda, salt and spices.
7. Mix well adding to honey-molasses mixture.
8. Stir in candied fruits and almonds and chill dough overnight.
9. On a floured board roll out to 1/4-inch thickness, using one fourth of the dough at a time.
10. Cut into rectangles, 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
11. Place on greased baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes until brown.
12. To make glaze, in a bowl thoroughly blend powdered sugar, boiling water and extract.
13. Remove cookies from the oven and quickly brush glaze over them.
14. Immediately remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.
15. Store in tight container a few days, to mellow.

SERVING
15. Serve with coffee or tea.

TIP
Add a sliced apple or orange to add moisture.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

Rate It

Your rating: None
4.15
Average: 4.2 (15 votes)