Monika's Oma's Lebkuchen Men
This German Christmas cookie recipe comes from my college's much-loved German language resident. She hung them up on the walls as Christmas decorations, and we used to sneak them off to eat during class. For the best flavor, put them aside in a tin for a few weeks before eating them.
Substitute ground hazelnuts for the almonds if preferred.
If you plan to hang the cookies, make a small hole at the top of their heads before baking.