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Lebkuchen Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Mills Otto on behalf of Emily Kasube Otto
Added: Monday, June 29, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c honey
1/2 c molasses
3/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1tsp grated lemon zest
1Tbsp lemon juice
2 & 3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp each of cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, nutmeg
1/3 c citron
1/3 c chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together and bring to a boil
1/2 c honey, 1/2 c molasses, Stir in 3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp grated lemon zest. Cool throughly. Sift together the 2/&3/4 c flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda. 1tsp each cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.Then stir into the honey mixture. Then mix in the 1/3 citron and 1/3 c nuts.
Chill dough over night.Roll a small amount at a time keeping the rest chilled. roll out 1/4" thick and cut into oblong shape 1&1/2 X 2&1/2 .Place 1" apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake until when touched lightly. no imprint remains about 10 to 12 minutes at 400

Glazing Icing Boil together 1 c sugar and 1/2 c water until first indication of a thread appears (230)
Remove from heat, stir in 1/4 c of confectioners sugar, brush thinly over the cookies. Store in tins for 3 to 4 weeks. Serve when cookies have become soft.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Time consuming
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was a Christmas cookie that Dorothy made for Rolly and family each Christmas. This is a recipe that Emily brought with her from Prussia. It takes a special touch to make these. Tins in the cupboards or on the counter were always a good sign that grandma had been baking.

 

 

 

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