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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen, also called Pfefferkuchen, is German gingerbread.
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The German variation can be rectangular or round and has a sweet, slightly nutty taste. Similar recipes date back to ancient Egypt. You can dip these in glaze, chocolate or just leave them plain.

Ready in
1 h 15 m
30
Servings
82
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup candied fruit, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk

Directions

In a large bowl, sift then whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

In a food processor pulse the almonds, molasses and candied fruit. Continue mixing and add the brown sugar and eggs.

Add the flour mixture and continue mixing until it becomes a dough.

Make the dough into 2 balls and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly grease.

Make the dough into small balls and place on baking sheets. Make sure they are 2-3 inches apart.

Bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.

Let cool.

Whle the cookies are cooling, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and milk. Brush over the cookies.

Nutritional Facts
Servings30
Calories Per Serving82
Total Fat2g2%
Sugar12gN/A
Saturated0.2g1.1%
Cholesterol11mg4%
Protein1g3%
Carbs16g5%
Vitamin A5µg1%
Vitamin E0.6mg3.2%
Calcium26mg3%
Fiber0.5g1.9%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%
Iron0.4mg2.2%
Magnesium17mg4%
Monounsaturated0.9gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.2mg0.9%
Phosphorus32mg5%
Polyunsaturated0.4gN/A
Potassium88mg3%
Sodium55mg2%
Sugars, added9gN/A
Zinc0.2mg1.1%