Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)

Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)
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German Christmas Cookies: Lebkuchen. Authentic recipe of the most popular German cookies: spicy, soft and incredibly flavorful. Give them as gifts to your family and friends! Spice mix recipe provided.

Category: desserts


For the Lebkuchen spice mix:
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon ground orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground anise
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg flowers
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
10 cloves, ground

For the Lebkuchen:
150 grams or 7 tablespoons honey
50 grams or 1/4 cup sugar
50 grams or 1/4 cup butter
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 egg
1 1/2 tablespoon Lebkuchen spice mix
1/4 teaspoon potash (Kaliumkarbonat) or baking soda
1/4 teaspoon hartshorn (baker's ammonia) or 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon water
250 grams or 2 cups flour


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