Lebkuchen cookies

Yield: 1 recipe

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Honey
½ cup Molasses
¾ cup Packed brown sugar
1 \N Egg
3 cups To 3-1/2 C. flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder & baking soda
1 teaspoon EACH cinnamon, allspice,
\N \N Nutmeg, AND cardamon
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Water
¼ cup Confectioners sugar

Mix honey, molasses and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Cool thoroughly. Meanwhile combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Add egg and flour mix to cooled mixture. Cool for an hour or so and roll out on floured board.

Cut into desired shapes. Let stand overnight. Bake each pan by itself at 350ø. Then quickly remove from baking sheet and ice. Let them stand to mellow about 2 weeks.

BOILED ICING: Boil sugar and water until first indication of a thread appears (230ø). Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners sugar and brush hot icing thinly over cookies. If it should get a little hard or sugary add a little warm water.

~ Mrs. Merlee Petermann

Submitted By TERI CHESSER On 07-18-95

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