Lebkuchen German oldspice cookie Recipe

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Lebkuchen German oldspice cookie

Name: Nathalie Spanu
Base: Ft. Eustis
Recipe: 2/3 Cup honey 2/3 Cup brown sugar 1 egg (or egg equivalent) 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. lemon rind 2 2/3 Cup flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. each: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, anise, mace, cloves, cardamom 1/2 Cup chopped citron 1/2 Cup chopped almonds Glaze: 1 Cup sugar 1/4 Cup powdered confectioner's sugar 1/2 Cup water whole blanched almonds or candied cherries (for decoration) Heat honey to boiling, cool. Add brown sugar, egg, lemon juice and rind, flour, soda, and spices. Mix well. Stir in citron and almonds. Chill several hours. Roll to @ 1/4 inch thick and cut in diamonds or circles. Put 1/2 almond or 1/2 cherry on each. Place on a lightly oiled a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. For a softer cookie, try @ 9 minutes. While cookies are baking, bring the sugar and water to boiling in a small saucepan. Boil 3 minutes; stir in confectioner's sugar. Brush hot cookies with hot glaze, cool on wire racks. Store in a tightly covered container to mellow. These cookies get better with age. Makes dozen cookies.