Lebkuchen cookies are a traditional German cookie, with similar spices to gingerbread but chewier and made with honey (and quicker to make than gingerbread!) Wilelaiki Honey always pairs wonderfully with spices like ginger and clove, probably because Wilelaiki is a type of pepper plant itself! These comforting spiced treats are perfect to have around during the holidays.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozenIngredients:
- 250 grams all purpose flour
- 85 grams ground almonds
- 2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- generous pinch each of clove, nutmeg, and ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 200 ml (about 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp) Organic Wilelaiki Honey
- 85 grams butter, softened
- zest from one lemon
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, spices, almonds, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Heat butter and honey on the stove in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to heat evenly. When butter has melted, stir in lemon zest. Pour the honey mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Let dough cool completely in the refrigerator (for at least 30 minutes or over night)
- When dough has cooled, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Roll dough into 1″ balls and flatten slightly (to be about 1/2″ thick). Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden, then cool on a wire rack.
- When cookies are fully cooled, try dipping the tops in melted chocolate, or make a glaze out of lemon juice and powdered sugar (stir together 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3 Tbsp of lemon juice, adjusting amounts to desired consistency)