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German Lebkuchen (Elisenlebkuchen) is well known around the world as a traditional holiday dessert. Featuring honey and molasses, warm spices, and candied fruit, this one-of-a-kind treat harkens back to the spice trade and “honey cakes” commonly enjoyed in monasteries.
From The Spice & Tea Exchange®1 oz Crystallized Ginger2 tsp Cinnamon Ground –Korintje1 tsp Ginger – Ground1 tsp Cloves – Ground1 tsp Nutmeg – Ground
From the Grocer1 cup heavy cream1 TBS white vinegar4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1/2 cup almond flour2 TBS candied orange peel, minced2 TBS candied lemon peel, minced1 tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 cup dark brown sugar½ cup vegetable shortening¼ cup molasses¼ cup honey1/3 cup blanched almonds (halved)2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar5 TBS water
PREHEAT oven to 325°F.IN a small bowl, stir cream & vinegar together. Set aside for 30 minutes, or until thickened.FINELY chop Crystallized Ginger (or process in a food processor) & place in a medium bowl. Add flour, almond flour, candied orange & lemon peel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg, baking soda, & salt.IN a separate bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, honey, & molasses until, light & fluffy.ADD cream mixture & beat until well blended, then add dry ingredients until combined.LINE one or two baking sheets with parchment paper & roll dough into balls, keeping 2-3 inches apart & pressing down as you place on paper.PLACE several almonds on top in a star pattern & gently press into the dough.BAKE at 325°F for 15 mins. If baking two sheets together, swap racks halfway.REMOVE cookies from oven & cool.WHISK confectioners sugar & water in a small bowl. Dip the cookies into the glaze, top side down, & place on a cookie rack to let glaze harden.SERVE or store in an air-tight container for several days.
Optional: Toast almonds prior to placing on cookies by baking at 350°F for 10 mins.
Yield: 30 cookies Total Time: 45 minutes Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 15 minutes
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