Spiced and covered in a mouthwatering chocolate glaze, German Christmas cookies also known as lebkuchen are perfect as a gourmet treat.
Outside the national borders it is really difficult to find recipes that can stand up to the comparison with pandoro and panettone. Take Germany for example: one of the most famous Christmas recipes is German Christmas cookies, spiced beyond belief and covered with a chocolate glaze . Nothing to object to this simplicity: indeed!
German Christmas cookies or lebkuchen are really simple to prepare and, thanks to their particular spicy note, they lend themselves very well as a gastronomic gift . Put them in the classic transparent bags or in a beautiful tin box and you will make a great impression. But let’s get to the actual recipe, we know that you are no longer in the skin!
How to prepare the recipe for German Christmas cookies
- Combine all the flours , baking soda , spices , lemon zest , rum and sugar in a bowl and mix quickly.
- Separately, work the honey and butter together before adding them to the dough.
- Incorporate the egg and finish kneading with your hands until you get a dough.
- Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 12 hours . In this way all the flavors of spices will spread, giving you amazing cookies.
- After the resting time, roll out the pastry to 1 cm thick .
- With a pastry cutter, make the biscuits and as they are ready place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Cook them at 180 ° C for 15 minutes, making sure they do not burn.
- Once ready and cold you can proceed with the icing. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler and, once at room temperature, just dip the top of the biscuits.
- Let them dry on parchment paper before placing them in a box.
German Christmas sweets are really special. If you liked this recipe then we suggest you also try the variant, always very spicy, typical Swedish: pepparkakor .
You can keep your lebkuchen in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks : they will keep as freshly made indeed, the beauty of these cookies is that the more time passes, the better they are.
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