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Festival Leckerli Cookies

 

Leckerli Cookies recipe
40

Yield

48

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

30

min

 

Ingredients

½ cup honey
cup sugar
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
unsifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
ground
1 pinch nutmeg
*
1 pinch cloves
ground
*
cup almonds
sliced
3 tablespoons candied orange peel
finely chopped
*
3 tablespoons candied lemon peel
finely, chopped
*
1 large eggs
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
or orange juice
*
milk
*
candied cherries
halved
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

Combine honey and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat slowly, stirring constantly, until honey thinks and sugar dissolves; cool slightly.

Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a large bowl. Add almonds, candied orange and lemon peels; mix to coat.

Add cooled honey mixture, egg and kirsch to flour mixture; stir with wooden spoon until blended.

Knead dough together with palm of hand until mixture cleans side of bowl; shape into ball; flatten slightly.

Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper to a 13x9 inch rectangle, slightly less than ¼ inch thick, keeping edges as even as possible.

Remove top piece of wax paper; flip dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; remove second piece of wax paper.

Brush top lightly with milk. Bake in 375~ oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookie sheet to wire tack. Trim edges of cookie dough; cut into 2-inch squares.

Make Glaze:

Brush quickly over warm Leckerli. (Do not make syrup until Leckerli are out of the oven or syrup will harden) Decorate with candied red cherry halves and angelica leaves. Glaze will harden and turn white.

Glaze:

Combine ½ cup granulated sugar and 3 Tablespoons water in saucepan. Cook about 5 minutes or until it registers 235 on candy thermometer. Brush glaze on cookies while both are still warm.

NOTE:

When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the flour in the sack or container with a fork before measuring.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 14g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4915% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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