Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Lebkuchen is a traditional German cookies baked during christmas. It resembles the gingerbread to some extent.

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For the Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground allspice
1 egg
¾ cup light brown sugar
½ cup honey
½ cup molasses
For the Glaze
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheets.
2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and allspice and set aside.
3. Beat the egg and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in the honey and molasses until thoroughly combined
5. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
6. Take the dough out from the bowl onto a well-floured surface. Knead the dough.
7. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, minimum 2 hours.
8. On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough and cut the dough into 1/2 inch circles. Bake for 10-12 minutes
9. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Whisk together the confectioner’s sugar, water and lemon juice and brush or spread on top of the cookie
10. Allow the glaze to firm, and serve!!!