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Lebkuchen I

"Lebkuchen is a traditional German holiday cookie. It is high in spicy flavor."
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Ingredients

servings 330 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Spray bottom and sides of a 10 x15 inch glass pan with a non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, heat the honey and 1/3 cup sugar in a microwave for 1 minute. Pour this mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the honey mixture. Stir well.
  4. Add and mix in by hand the candied fruit, oil, and spices.
  5. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups more flour. Knead dough to mix (dough will be stiff). Spread into pan. Bake for 20 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cut into squares. May be frosted with sugar glaze or eaten plain. Best if stored for 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 330 calories; 1.6 g fat; 77.5 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have been a student of German for 10 years now. This is the best recipe I have found for Lebkuchen in these ten years. My college professor commented that they taste authintic (he's German) an...

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The recipe did really well until I added the sesame oil...the sesame overwhelmed the entire mixture. I am wondering if I used the correct type of sesame oil.

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I have been a student of German for 10 years now. This is the best recipe I have found for Lebkuchen in these ten years. My college professor commented that they taste authintic (he's German) an...

The recipe did really well until I added the sesame oil...the sesame overwhelmed the entire mixture. I am wondering if I used the correct type of sesame oil.

Very authentic, and easy to use. I have been looking for a practical Lebkuchen recipe for years, but never found one that properly converted the measurements, ingredients and temperatures for E...

This is very good, I made this Sat. and I didn't have light seseme oil, I used toasted seseme,it was alittle heavy covering taste of spices, its still turned out good but definately use LIGHT oi...

My boyfriend is from Germany and said this was the best cookie he has had in USA..great ,easy recipe, make sure to use fresh spices, for great flavor..I like to do foreign cookies for Christmas ...

An excellent recipe. The dough, however,turned out a bit dry and crumbly(almost like streusel topping). By adding 1/4 cup of orange juice the mix held together resulting in a fine product. Added...

This was a very tasty recipe I may have actually used more spices..... I've never made a "quick bread" without eggs so I got nervous and added one..... it came out fine..... The recipe may look ...

These turned out really good but not as good as what my dad made. Being a little homesick they did hit the spot. Thank you.

I love this. Most recipes make drop cookies, which is a modern update, but not what I was looking for. As for commenters who have used sesame oil, there are TWO types of sesame oil available. ...