Lebkuchen

December 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Anyone else know about this cookie (especially my midwestern readers)?   I had never heard of it but when a mysterious magazine showed up in the mail that I'd never seen before, I started cruising through it and found actually a number of Christmas cookie recipes that looked interesting.   I love spice cookies and this one I'd never heard of so off to the store I went to replenish some of my spices (you know how those go old) and I have to say, I LOVE that many I could find in the bulk isle at WinCo so didn't have to buy so much.

There was a comment about the cookie that of course caught my eye when they said, don't worry, they end up hard like "milk bones" but store them in an airtight container with an apple slice and all will be perfect.   The other interesting thing (wonder why more cookies aren't done this way) is that you mix it all and put it in the fridge for TWO DAYS to let the spices all ripen.  Okay, you have to keep your fingers out of the dough (it is pretty yummy) but if I can you can.

My "helpers" were really not much help - this is what it looks like when they are in helping bake cookies (especially roll out kind).   Actually they all hang in the kitchen underfoot any time I am in there cooking.  My own fault for that training!

Additional spots free of charge!    Yes these are roll out type and I didn't do any fancy cutting out!

They did not tell a lie when they said as they cool they become like milk bones (not for dogs tho).   So off to the container and the apple slice and yup, they become soft again.   Pretty yummy and fun to try a new recipe.  If you like ginger snap type cookies you'll probably like these (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and lemon).   They would make pretty slick little different gingerbread people I think.

I am not going to type in the whole recipe here - you all know how to use google recipe search!  LOL   I may have to try the Anisette Buttons some time as well.   I love that flavor too.


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