2 December 2017

Dark Chocolate Lebkuchen (german biscuits)




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





Ingredients

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 
1 egg 
Juice of medium orange

To coat the cookies
200 grams  (7 ounces) dark chocolate



Method

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.

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Picture from A dash of ginger







When I coated my cookies and let set






en español

galletas alemanas de chocolate y miel
















78 comments:

  1. Gloria, We've had these delicious German cookies but we've never baked them. We used to be able to buy them commercially from a German deli when we lived in Chicago. Yum! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  2. Such beautiful looking cookies... love that it is filled with beautiful aromatic spices!

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  3. Pretty looking cookies,loved the chocolate coating :)

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  4. They look wonderful and festive! A must during Advent time.

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  5. Chocolate will sure make many as merry as the santa on your plate.

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    1. Yes many people like but I was reminder, I think you dont like chocolate or yes ???

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  6. All those goodies sure look delicious! Can you mail them to me please :)

    Lots of love to you and your family!! xoxoxo

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Thanks Elsie, hugs for you and yours family!!

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  7. Bravo..well done! Happy Holidays Gloria..

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  8. I absolutely love Lebkuchen. I spent CHristmas in Germany once and I used to love them so much. Grazie per la ricetta carissima, un abbraccio forte.

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    1. Grazie Alida, we love german cookies too!

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  9. Devono essere proprio golosi! buona serata!

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  10. wow.....sono molto golosi :)
    Bravissima!
    Un bacio

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  11. Who doesn't love chocolate?
    Hope you are well Gloria...
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  12. Beautiful cookies and they should so tasty! Love the gold sugar on top!

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  13. What beautiful cookies to kick off the holiday season! I bet they taste amazing!!! xoxo

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  14. Pretty, festive, and delicious.

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  15. The spirit of Christmas is in yours cookies!
    Have a good day !

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  16. I am in love with chocolate :) I love the warm winter spices in them too! xoxo

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  17. perfetti per Natale ! Un abbraccio

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  18. I should make these for my daughter's boyfriend's mom. She is from Germany and I bet she'd love a taste of home for the holidays ♥

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  19. This sounds quite delicious. Have a great Christmas. Diane

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  20. Your photos definitely help to make your creations look even more delicious!

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  21. oh thanks David. We live in times that doesn' t enough cook and bake we have to do the best with pictures !

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  22. Deliziosi! Mi sembra di sentire il loro profumo natalizio! Un bacio

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  23. even the thought of those spices makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! what lovely cookies, gloria. :)

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  24. Li conosco questi golosi biscottini, bravissima!!!

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  25. I made them once and they were super tasty! Yours look perfect!

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    1. Thanks Katerina , we love them here!

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  26. Very good cookies for sure, Gloria! My German MIL made them every year and I want to try them soon. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Pam these are really delicious !

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  27. wow meravigliosi!!! complimenti Gloria!!

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  28. Those look delicious! My stepmom's mother makes wonderful German desserts at Christmas. Love your presentation! The jar at the top of your blog is so festive. :)
    ~Jess

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  29. Oh, these look delicious, Gloria. And I just love the way you styled that first photo. Your photography is always first rate.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. oh thanks Amalia. You know I try to do this and love Christmas ♡♡♡

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  31. hanno l'aria di essere golosissimi!
    baci
    Alice

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  32. Pensa che li ho assaggiati per la prima vola proprio qualche giorno fa mentre attendevo di imbarcami all'aeroporto di Monaco. Sono deliziosiiiiiii!!!

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  33. ils sont beaux et bons j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

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  34. I do enjoy dark chocolate.
    Lovely presentation and recipe.

    Not too long until Christmas!

    All the best Jan

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  35. I'm adding your cookies to my list. I'll start my baking tomorrow. Pinning.

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    1. Thanks Karen :) Hope you have a merry Christmas !! xoxo

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  36. Dear Gloria, These would not last a minute!! Looks delicious. oxoxo Catherine

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