Lebkucken

lebkuckenLebkucken are spicier  cookies which give you a very highly spiced flavor that are traditional favorites at any holiday but particularly for Christmas cookies. These amazing holiday cookies are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and German treats.

* 1½ cups flour
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground”
* ½ tsp. cream of tartar
* 2 eggs, beaten”
* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 lb. citron, chopped fine
* 1/4  lb. almonds, chopped

Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cream of tartar. Mix the sugar and beaten eggs thoroughly. Combine with the flour mixture, add citron and the almonds. Roll out on floured board, ¼ inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake in moderate oven (350-f) for 15 minutes. Cut into squares or diamonds while still warm. Ice thinly with plain white or lemon frosting. This is an old recipe for an old-time Christmas favorite.

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