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Frosted Lebkuchen

Frosted Lebkuchen Recipe

Traditional German Recipe

Ingredients

For cookies:

2 cups sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups unsulfered molasses

4 tablespoons vinegar

4 teaspoons ginger

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon anise seed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda

1/2 cup warm water

1 teaspoon fennel seed, ground

1/2 pound candied citron peel*, cut fine

1 cup almonds, cut fine

flour - enough to make a stiff dough

For frosting:

1 egg, beaten

powdered sugar

Method

Mix sugar and molasses well. Add beaten eggs, vinegar, nuts, peel and spices.
Add soda
dissolved in warm water, then add enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Roll out
and cut
into oblong bars. You can also cut the dough with cookie cutters.
Prepare the
frosting by
mixing the powdered sugar with the egg. Mixture should be thin enough to spread.

Spread
cookies with frosting and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
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