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Lebkuchen Spice Spritz

Lebkuchen Spice Spritz Recipe

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2/3 cup sugar

1 cup butter -- softened

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

For Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 400F.
In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, spices,
vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is light and
fluffy, 2 to 3
Add flour. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed,
2 to 3 minutes.
If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to form
cookies, 30
to 45 minutes.
Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart
on cookie
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

For Glaze,
in small bowl
stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle or pipe
over warm
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