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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.
  • 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 tablespoon milk
  1. In a large bowl, sift then whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  2. In a food processor pulse the almonds, molasses and candied fruit. Continue mixing and add the brown sugar and eggs.
  3. Add the flour mixture and continue mixing until it becomes a dough.
  4. Make the dough into 2 balls and refrigerate overnight.Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  5. 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.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Whle the cookies are cooling, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and milk. Brush over the cookies.