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Frosted Lebkuchen

Frosted Lebkuchen Recipe

Real Christmas look and taste!

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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