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German Lebkuchen

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars
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"A German honey Christmas cookie made with molasses."
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Ingredients

8 h 20 m servings 120
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 120 calories; 1.1 26.6 1.7 5 24 Full nutrition

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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 ba...

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well, I am no expert, but when I made the dough it was very very sticky - totally unrollable. Needed more flour. Then once the cookies are made, they are etremely sweet. not the traditional Ger...

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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 ba...

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...

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 recip...

Though I'm only a little bit German, I first had Lebkuchen in German class. I didn't know what I thought of it at first but over the years I find to love it. I used this recipe for a German proj...

I lived in Germany for 3 years and really miss good Lebkuchen from the Christmas Market, especially the one in Heidelberg. I Just tried this recipe and it's WAY better than I was expecting. Has ...

Yummy, yummy! Dough is not intended to make fancy shapes. Also MUST chill for few hours before rolling out. I prefer to press dough out into floured jelly roll pan (not greased) and cut into ...

well, I am no expert, but when I made the dough it was very very sticky - totally unrollable. Needed more flour. Then once the cookies are made, they are etremely sweet. not the traditional Ger...

These Lebkuchen are delicious, but quite a bit of work. The dough was very tempermental but it could have been because I was trying to make little gingerbread-type people out of them. With eno...

Was a little sweeter than I like. Would like to try it again with reduced amount of brown sugar.