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A traditional German Christmas cookie.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
84
Yield:
14 dozen
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Ingredients

84
Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring honey to a boil in a large Dutch oven; remove from heat, and cool slightly. Stir in brown sugar, beaten eggs, lemon rind, and juice.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, and spices in a large mixing bowl; gradually add to honey mixture, stirring well. Stir in citron and chopped pecans, blending well. Cover and chill overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Gently press ball to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in cool water. Gently press an almond slice in the center of each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove cookie sheets from oven. Brush glaze over cookies and remove to wire racks to cool.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook over high heat, without stirring, until mixture reaches thread stage (230 degrees F ). Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, mixing well. Place over low heat, if necessary, to maintain basting consistency.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 6.6mg; sodium 35.8mg. Full Nutrition
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