Lebkuchen is a traditional german cookie that is usually baked for Christmas !
Almost all years for Christmas I make a new recipe.
It is most like a soft gingerbread cookie full of warm spices. In this case the glazed is chocolate.
I think not matter how you make them, you will be glad with tehm !
I glazed too with sugar and lemon, yo can see others recipes here in Christmas recipes.
adapted from : A dash of ginger
85 grams butter (3 ounces)
200 grams runny honey
220 grams plain flour
100 grams ground almonds
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
100 grams dark brown sugar
Juice of medium orange
To coat the cookies
200 grams (7 ounces) dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180 °c. Heat the butter and honey in a pan over medium heat until the butter has melted. Allow to cool slightly (about 5 minutes)
In a large bowl, add all the remaining dough ingredients. Add the butter/honey mixture and mix until combined.
If the dough feels a bit too wet to work with refrigerate for 15 minutes (I made )
Roll the dough into balls (like the picture) if is needed add some flour, and place on a lined baking tray, leaving enough space for them to spread.
You'll probably need to use 2 baking trays or do this in batches.
Gently press each ball down to flatten a little. Bake for 10 or 12 minutes ( see the oven) until browned but still soft.
Remove and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
Coat the cookies into the rack . I spread the chocolate over the cookies with a spoon and sprinkle some little gold stars.
(but you can let only with the chocolate)
Leave the cholate set.
Picture from A dash of ginger
When I coated my cookies and let set
galletas alemanas de chocolate y miel