Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)
Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)

Hey everyone, hope you’re having an incredible day today. Today, we’re going to make a special dish, lebkuchen (german christmas cookies). One of my favorites. This time, I will make it a little bit tasty. This will be really delicious.

Lebkuchen Cookies - traditional glazed German Christmas cookies made with warming spices, for a festive treat to enjoy around the holiday season! I love to have holiday-inspired baked goods around the house this time of year. In a large bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; stir into the molasses mixture.

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To get started with this particular recipe, we have to first prepare a few ingredients. You can cook lebkuchen (german christmas cookies) using 16 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies):
  1. Prepare 120 g hazelnuts
  2. Make ready 120 g hazelnut powder or almond powder
  3. Make ready 25 g walnuts
  4. Prepare 50 g candied orange peel
  5. Make ready 50 g candied lemon peel
  6. Get 10 g candied ginger
  7. Make ready 1/2 orange - use the zest
  8. Take 1/2 lemon - use the zest
  9. Prepare 20 g lebkuchen spice mix
  10. Take 1/2 vanilla bean (scrap out the beans)
  11. Get 50 g flour
  12. Take *****
  13. Make ready 3 eggs (180 g)
  14. Take 235 g powdered sugar
  15. Get ******
  16. Get 16 oblaten wafers (if you can't find them, try using thin crackers or cookies)

I can also remember those beautiful and large heart shaped Lebkuchen which are harder but oh so iconic and nostalgic. Here is a little history on these awesome little cookies. Lebkuchen (German Fruit and Spice Cookies) This rendition of the deeply-spiced German Christmas cookie gets its soft, chewy texture from the addition of honey. Get the recipe for Lebkuchen (German.

Instructions to make Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies):
  1. Mix all the nuts, spices, citrus peel, vanilla and flour (every except for eggs and sugar and wafers) into a bowl.
  2. Working in batches, grind the mixture into a rough meal using a food processor. Don't make it into a powder - leave some graininess so the cookies will have a good texture.
  3. In a metal bowl, beat the eggs and powdered sugar together until all the white powder disappears. Heat some water in a big frying pan or pot on the stove, place the egg mixture bowl in the hot water and heat it until it's 40-43°C (you need to make it hot so it brings out the stickiness in the eggs).
  4. Transfer to a mixer or use a beater, and beat the egg mix on low medium speed until it thickens up and turns a little white (You probably have to reheat the eggs at least one time). Beating them to this consistency will give your cookies a wonderful sticky texture!
  5. Add the spice and nut mixture to the egg mixture and gently mix. Cover and let rest for one hour - this will help the mixture thicken up more.
  6. After one hour, it's time to put the 'dough' on the oblaten! One good way to do this is place a wine glass on the table upside down, put an oblaten wafer on the bottom of the glass and use it as a stand to work on.
  7. Using a dough scraper card, scoop up a big dollop of the lebkuchen dough and gently scrap it onto the oblaten wafer (scoop up more than you need so you have enough to work with)
  8. While rotating the glass around, gently scrap the dough from the center to the sides - try to leave the center as high as possible like you are trying to form a pyramid. The middle should be nice and thick or else you'll end up with flat lebkuchen.
  9. Place the finished lebkuchen on a baking sheet one by one.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes at 200°C/400°F
  11. Remove from oven. For the sugar coating: brush half of the cookies with thick sugar water/syrup immediately. After the syrup dries, it will give the cookies a nice white frosted look.
  12. For the chocolate covered ones, you have to wait until they dry completely to do the chocolate. When cooled, melt chocolate in a double boiler (Put chocolate in a small metal bowl, heat a pan of water and place the bowl on the hot water until chocolate melts)
  13. Brush over lebkuchen and decorate with almond slivers if you like. Let chocolate dry completely. All done!

Lebkuchen (German Fruit and Spice Cookies) This rendition of the deeply-spiced German Christmas cookie gets its soft, chewy texture from the addition of honey. Get the recipe for Lebkuchen (German. Lebkuchen is a traditional German cookie that is usually baked for Christmas. It is most like a soft gingerbread cookie, made with molasses and full of warm spices. The glaze provides the perfect complement, a little sweet and with a hint of lemon.

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