Festive Lebkuchen

Festive Lebkuchen

Festive Lebkuchen


Makes 1 dozen cookies


3 tablespoons butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
White decorator's frosting


  1. Melt butter with brown sugar and honey in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour into large bowl. Cool 30 minutes. Add egg, lemon peel and juice; beat 2 minutes with electric mixer at high speed. Stir in flour, allspice, baking soda and salt until well blended. Cover; refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness on lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin. Cut out with 3-inch cookie cutters. Transfer to prepared cookie sheets. Bake 15 to 18 minutes until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate with white frosting. Store in airtight container.

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