Lebkuchen (German Christmas Honey Cookies)

Recipe by GotBoxer
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 72 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix honey and molasses and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Stir in brown sugar, egg, lemon juice and lemon rind.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and spices, then stir into the honey-molasses mix.
  • Mix in the citron and chopped nuts, place the dough in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
  • Roll out a small amount of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick, keeping the rest in the fridge. You can either cut out oblong shapes about 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" or just cut out circle shapes about 2" in diameter.
  • Place on a GREASED baking sheet about 1" apart.
  • Place 3 almonds on top of each cookie in a flower shape, and place in a 400 deg oven for 10-12 min or until no imprint remains when touched lightly.
  • While cookies bake, make glaze by boiling the water and sugar to 230 degrees - until it just barely begins to thread.
  • Remove from heat and stir in confectioners sugar.
  • Brush the hot glaze lightly over the cookies (if it gets grainy reheat slightly with a little water to thin again).
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