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16 comments to “12 Days of Cookies: #6 Lebkuchen”

  1. These cookies bring back memories of my childhood. My Russian grandma made ‘pepper nuts’ every Christmas – I hated them! Hers were unappealingly dense, dry, bitter & rock hard. I think she even put alum in them. This recipe may just redeem ‘pepper nuts’ in my eyes. Thanks!

  2. I am soooo allergic to these two nuts… I guess this is why walnuts and pine nuts exist – I wonder how this switch would pan out.

  3. I could make the obvious “I’m from Germany and I approve these cookies” comment, although I do. You nailed it with the glazing, because that’s what the kids gravitate to mostly, so it’s the most important of the whole cookie. I’m feeling compelled to do a batch now, especially in this christmasy part of the year. Thank you very much!

  4. Heather @ chik n pastry says:

    December 6th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    These remind me of those cookies on the grocery cookie aisle only much better looking!
    Which reminds me – I need to find a recipe for Jose pink-bagged Danish wedding cookies – those are my favorite store bought cookies!

  5. I haven’t made these in years! Wunderbar!

  6. mmmmm i’ve become addicted to Trader Joe’s “pfeffernüsse” (“pepper nuts”, as mentioned above) cookies, and now i have a recipe to make them myself! many thanks!!

  7. Monks baking the first pfeffernüse on communion wafers: I wouldn’t be surprised if this is true! I know at Trader Joes they do sell a kind that does have a wafer-like base.

  8. Karin's Mom says:

    December 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Oh Tim, thanks for all my uppity cookie recipes!

  9. This is amazing, I just got some of these in the mail from a friend last night and wasn’t sure what they were. Glad I saw this post today!

  10. My German mother made both Lebkuchen and Pfeffernuesse, which are quite different from one another in both spicing and texture. I’ll have to try these, but the ingredients (and picture) suggest Pfeffernuesse, not Lebkuchen.

  11. how much almond and hazlenot flour would i use for these…also 6 oz? i have both, might as well use them, thanks

  12. These look so amazing, my German heart is aching to make these. Off to the store I go.

  13. RUSSELL WUERTZ says:

    August 12th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Our family was shipped this from Stuttgart, Germany each year
    and it is a delightful addition to Christmas holidays.
    The Family tree, with an angel on top. Gets a little chilly
    and we would come down the chimney if necessary. The tooth fairy
    on top, of a Christmas tree, with ornaments and presents under the tree.

  14. I just noticed these at cooksillustrated dot com, and was so excited to find a “review” of them. They look and sound delicious, so I will put them on my “to make” list. Thank you!!!!!!!

  15. I was excited to try these, but neither my husband nor I liked the flavors. However, it is definitely a good quality cookie with a nice texture. To each their own, but it was fun to try.

  16. Laura Saffioti says:

    December 24th, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I love this cookie and return to it year after year.