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Germany Lebkuchen

By PutoPinoy on Monday, December 21, 2009 At Monday, December 21, 2009

  • 1 c. honey
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. golden raisins
  • 1/2 c. chopped blanched almonds
  • 1 c. XXX sugar
  • 18 candied green cherries, halved
  • 18 candied red cherries, halved

Heat honey to boiling in small saucepan. Pour into large bowl, cool completely. Stir in brown sugar, egg, lemon rind, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Sift dry ingredients into medium-size bowl, stir in raisins and almonds. Gradually stir into honey mixture, blending well. Chill overnight to blend flavors.

Divide dough and spread evenly into 2 greased baking pans, each 9 x 9 x 2 inches. Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm. While cookies bake, stir remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice into XXX sugar until smooth in small bowl.

Set pans of hot cookies on wire racks. Press 36 cherry halves, cut side down, in 6 even rows on top in each pan, drizzle frosting over. Cool cookies completely in pans, then cut panful into 36 squares.