Lebkuchen

Prep 20 m
Chill 60 m
Bake 7 m
Bake per batch

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 5 Combine honey, molasses, brown sugar and butter in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar melts and mixture almost comes to a boil. Stir in candied orange rind, sliced almonds and lemon rind. Cool slightly. Stir in egg.
  2. 2 of 5 Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice in bowl. Stir into honey mixture. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  3. 3 of 5 Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. 4 of 5 Pinch off dough into 1-inch balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Using fingertips, press each lightly to 1/4-inch thickness. (If sticky, wet fingers.) Place almond in center of each cookie.
  5. 5 of 5 Bake in 400 degree F oven until firm in center and wooden pick inserted comes out not quite clean, 7 to 9 minutes.

Glaze:

  1. 1 of 1 Stir together sugar, lemon extract and 2 tablespoons water in bowl until good spreading consistency, adding more water as needed. Spread glaze on warm cookies. Place on wire racks to cool. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
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