Sharon Taniguchi


This is a recipe brought from Switzerland by my Grandmother and made by all her sisters as well. To me, it can't be Christmas without Grandmother's Lebkuchen so I usually bake it first. It gets better with age.


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25 Min
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  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 large
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    candied citron, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    honey, warmed
  • 3 c

How to Make Lebkuchen


  1. Beat brown sugar & eggs for five minutes in bowl of electric mixer
  2. Disolve soda in hot honey and add to brown sugar mix
  3. Add spices to flour and add to brown sugar mix. Then fruit and nuts.
  4. Mixture will be thick. Pour into jelly roll pan and bake in 325* oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
  5. When cool, frost with a powdered sugar glaze.

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About Lebkuchen

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium

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