1 December 2014

german Christmas cookies (Lebckuchen) (Galletas alemanas de Navidad)



Here a new recipe of Christmas's cookies! Always remember this type of cookies from Christmas from my childhood:)
 Where we lived (in the south) we had many sites with german pastry stores especially in Christmas!
 But I was seeing a lot of recipes (old recipes)and finally I mix two of them, and was amazing!
Hope you really enjoy and begin to make your own cookies:)






Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon ground cloves
1 tsp allspices
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
100 grams grated orange peel
1 tablespoon bicarbonate de soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
3/4 molasses or corn syrup
200 ml sour cream (or greek yogurt)
1 tablespoon butter

Glaze
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg white lightly whisked 


Method

Preheat oven to 180°c (350 F)
Grease two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

Warm the honey, molasses, butter and brown sugar . 
Let cool.
Mix the sour cream (or greek yogurt )with bicarbonate and allow to stand, then add the cooled sugar and molasses mix.
In a large bowl put the flour, nutmeg,cinnamon, cloves, cocoa , orange peel and allspices.
Mix the cooled sugar and molasses with the dry ingredients until just combined .
Turn the dough out from the bowl onto a well floured surface. Knead the dough  and add more flour if is necessary unyil dough is formed.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm about 3 hours or overnight. (I let overnight)
On a well floured surface roll out the dough and cut out with cookie cutters, lifting from the work surface with a thin knife to transfer to a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Glaze
Mix Icing sugar and white egg in a bowlk and add gradually fresh lemon juice until it form a smooth and spreadable paste for application with a spatula or a knife.
Allow the glaze to firm and then store the cookies in am airtight container at room temperature. 

Note: see others Christmas recipes here

Print recipe here













En español

galletas alemanas de Navidad










Estas galletas las hice como una semana  atras pero no había podido  subir el post.
Por suerte hoy me resultó.
A veces tengo problemas de acceso al computador (mi hijo estudia Computación)
Y esto se junta con idas al dentista, psicólogo y otros menesteres. 
Estas galletas me recuerdan unas que comiamos cuando chicos en Concepción, en la zona había varias Pastelerías alemanas y que hacian estas galletas especialmente para Navidad.

Trabajé montones buscando recetas antiguas alemanas del sur de Chile y finalmente encontre las mejores y usé dos. El resultado muy bueno y casi iguales a las que yo comía. 
En el café Colonia aqui en Santiago tambien venden unas como estas.
Aconsejo hacer la masa y refrigerar y al otro día cortar las galletas y hornearlas. Es más facil cortarlas.
Si alquien quiere otras galletas tengo más recetas de Navidad en Christmas recipes.


Ingredientes


3 tazas de harina sin polvos de hornear
1 1/2 cucharadita nuez moscada en polvo
1 1/2 cucharadita canela en polvo
1/2 cucharadita clavos de olor molido
1 cucharada de cocoa en polvo sin azúcar
1 cucharadita especias de Navidad (es una mezcla) ver link aquí
100 gramos  cáscara de naranja rallada (o limón)
1 cucharada bicarbonato de sodio
3/4 taza de azúcar rubia
3/4 taza de miel
3/4 taza miel de melaza o corn syrup
200 ml sour cream o yogurt griego
1 cucharada de mantequilla

Glacé

1 1/2 taza de azúcar glass
1 clara de huevo batida
1  cucharadita jugo de limon

Preparación

Precalentar el horno a 180°c
Preparar bandejas para hornear galletas y colocar papel mantequilla.
En una ollita calentar la miel, mantequilla, el azucar de rubia y la melaza o el corn syrup (en Lider o Jumbo).
Solo calentar para unir. Dejar enfriar la mezcla.

100 comments:

  1. Hi Gloria,

    Yummy cookies!

    Can you link your cookies post with our Christmas event at here, http://www.bakeforhappykids.com/2014/12/egg-nog-french-macarons.html?

    Cheers!

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Ok. I will link dear, thanks!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the German influence here down south
    I will check out your other Christmas recipes for a real chilean Christmas!
    Merry Christmas, Gloria!

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    1. Thanks Lori, In Christmas recipes I have others Christmas cookies from my mom!
      Really lovely and the Pan the Pascua of my Mom is absolutely good!:)

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  3. Gloria, I love Christmas cookies! Yours look great... One of our Polish friends makes some great ones for us every year. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  4. These spice cookies are perfect for the holidays! And you've decorated them so beautifully!!!

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  5. Used to make them as a kid to and I actually ate them back then as well haha

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  6. So beautifully made and decorated German cookies...perfect for this Christmas season........ :)

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  7. Lebkuchen are my Christmas favourites; LOVE their smell!

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  8. Such festive cookies! They are lovely, Gloria!

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  9. Hello Gloria, very beautifully decorated cookies you've made !

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  10. Ciao Gloria!!! io adoro i biscottini natalizi..sono bellissimi e molto buoni con tutte le spezie.. baci

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  11. CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!! I'll take 20 of them :)

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    1. Im ready for Christmas dear:))
      And Beate? I want she look my cookies lol

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  12. I baked some Lebkuchen days ago too...these are so good!

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  13. My favorite Christmas flavors. They are beautiful.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. Querida Gloria! Qué bonito colorido le has dado a tus lebkuchen. Las favoritas de mi marido, tendré que hacerlas :)
    Besitos

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    1. Gracias Pame estas galletas me recuerdan mi niñez :))
      Son mis galletas favoritas:)

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  15. These cookies sound so good with all the spices! I may have to give them a try!

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  16. Sono molto belli questi biscotti :)
    Adoro i biscotti con le spezie, ne preparo tanti e li regalo a Natale.
    Un bacio

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  17. oh i love these....i love a good crisp cookie...and they can be decorated so cool....the silver beads add a really neat touch....though they can be hard on teeth...ha

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    1. Thanks Brian! Yes I dont use do much silver beads because are really hard.
      Esperanza dont like by the same
      xo

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  18. I love cinnamon, Gloria, and it is so healthy for the heart and many other parts of our body

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    1. Yes I heard cinnamon is so good Dezzy!

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  19. I am totally in the spice cookies mood already, might actually give these a try too, I ate them before nut never actually baked them (and my 3yo would love the icing part ;-)

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    1. I love spice cookies too!
      If you try these let tge dough at night and make the cookies in the morning!

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  20. Ah, yes, we're entering the scary season for us diabetics! Ha.

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    1. Scary? Well Im sure there are christmas cookies with splenda or stevia.

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  21. These are always very popular in our house at this time of year! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy!
      My cousin Jean (in England) always love to buy cookies in different countries!

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  22. Ma sono deliziosi questi biscotti vestiti a festa, brava Gloria!!!
    bacioni...

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    1. Grazie cara !yes these are my favorite Christmas cookiesEly:)
      Un abbraccio cara!

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  23. Color and recipe are perfect for Christmas holiday ~ Thanks for sharing dear ~

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  24. Oh che belli! I want to make them too. So cute and pretty and so delicious! I cannot wait to start baking cookies!! (and eating them) x

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  25. I love a gingerbread or spice cookie and yours are so pretty! They would make a wonderful addition to a cookie platter for Christmas.

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  26. Te quedaron preciosas! Un sabor de mi infancia que tambien me encanta!....abrazotes, marcela

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  27. So cute!
    German friends brought us some from Germany last year..maybe I will make them some!

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    1. Merci beaucoup Monique! This is my first time I make these cookeis!

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  28. These cookies are so pretty Gloria, I absolutely how you decorated them!
    Have a wonderful week my dear :)

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  29. Dear Gloria, These are beautiful and delicious looking cookies. xo Catherine

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  30. Sono deliziosi questi biscottini natalizi!!! :-))
    Bacioni bella

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  31. Pretty Xmas cookies! I bet they taste wonderful too.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  32. Those cookies look wonderful, Gloria. Love all the spices AND chocolate!

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    1. The most I love of Christmas are the spices! is like Christmas smell!

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  33. You just brought me back to my childhood, Gloria. Those silver balls on the cookie - my mom used to use those every year. Thanks for the warm memories. Hugs to you and your family! xoxoxo

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    1. Yes my mom used too, times ago we hadn´t all the lovely beads we can find now Elsie!
      Thanks you hugs and love!
      xo

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  34. Hi Gloria, these cookies look wonderful, love all the warming spices you have in them. They are beautiful with the icing!

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  35. How festive! And being homemade I bet they are miles better than shop bought ones x

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    1. aw thanks Stuart! Really I ate here some from Germany and were amazing! But these taste so good too!:)

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  36. They are so pretty that you could hang them on a Christmas tree! But I will eat them instead. <3

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  37. Oh what pretty Christmas cookies, Gloria. We will be celebrating National Cookie Day on Thursday here in the states. I better make sure I pin these cookies before they are all gone!!!

    P.S. I wrote the comapny another letter today. Fingers crossed:)

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  38. Christmas cookies, yay!!! Its always nice to go back to our tried and true recipes. I'm these are awesome. You just made me remember the German Zimsterne. Love them.
    Hope you are doing well Gloria.

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  39. I love lebkuchen, my brother always gets us some from Germany during Christmas. I need to try this!

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  40. Hi Gloria, Christmas and cookies go hand in hand and I love how you decorated your cookies, especially that lovely little Christmas tree!

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  41. Hi Gloria, I loved your blog because you write in English and Spanish!
    I'm Brazilian and I'm studying languages (:

    I'm your new follower!
    and I love cookies *-*

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  42. Cookies look Yum!! perfect for festive season..

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  43. I veri biscotti delle feste

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  44. Gloria, your cookies look delicious! I make a cookie similar to this and will have to try your version. Hugs

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  45. Love your cookies. They look beautiful and delicious:)

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  46. Looks like the mix of recipes was a great idea! Your cookies are so pretty.

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  47. des biscuits de fêtes bien réussis, bravo
    bonne soirée

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  48. Truly excellent preparation! Very good! Already feels the air of Christmas with your beautiful biscuits Gloria!
    Good weekend

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  49. Oh how pretty!
    These are much too good to eat...I would have to hang them on my tree first!!

    Big Hugs xxx

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  50. Que bonitas Gloria! seguro que son deliciosas, tengo que probarlas. Besos

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