Lebkuchen/ Elisenlebkuchen/ Germany Ginger bread Cookies

by - December 12, 2019

 

                        Lebkuchen ( Pronounced as Le-ku-chen) is a favorite ginger bread cookie recipe in Germany! Which is baked with almonds, whole wheat flour and freshly ground spices and citrus fruit zest.   The story behind this cookies is traditionally named as Elisenlubkechen begins in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1935, when a baker named his " Lebkuchen" cookie recipe after his daughter Elisabeth. Ever since, in Germany, these cookies have been associated with the lead-up to Christmas, Just like mulled wine and eggnog. Sharing this to Blogging Marathon event under Christmas Recipes. Do check  here to see what my fellow bloggers are doing. 


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Resting time: 60 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 inch square pan


Wet Ingredients

1 large eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey

Dry Ingredients
1/2 cup + 2.5 tbsp ground almond flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh orange zest
1 tsp if freshly grated ginger


To grind it into powder

3 to 4 cardamon
3 to 4 cloves
4 to 5 black pepper
A small piece of nutmeg
Few pieces of Cinnamon stick

Few almonds for topping


Method:

Preparation:
  • Grease and line the 6 inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Ground all spices using mortal and pastel or using spice jar to fine powder.
Lebkuchen/ Elisenlebkuchen/ Germany Ginger Cookies

Lebkuchen/ Elisenlebkuchen/ Germany Ginger Cookies


  • In a mixing bowl, stir in all dry ingredients, ground spices together. Set aside till needed.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat egg and honey, till it incorporated together at low medium speed.
  • Add the prepared dry ingredients to the egg, honey mixture and turn on the mixer to mix the both dry and wet ingredients to smooth batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Smoothen the top with knife. Arrange the almonds as you wish. Rest it for an hour.


Lebkuchen/ Elisenlebkuchen/ Germany Ginger Cookies
Baking:
  • At the end of your batter resting period, preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the batter for 20 minutes or the toothpick when interested in middle of the batter comes out clean. 
  • Cut into desired size and shape. Store it in a air tight container at room temperature upto 3 weeks.



Preparation time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 60 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 inch square pan

Wet Ingredients
1 large eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey

Dry Ingredients
1/2 cup + 2.5 tbsp ground almond flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh orange zest
1 tsp if freshly grated ginger

To grind it into powder
3 to 4 cardamon
3 to 4 cloves
4 to 5 black pepper
A small piece of nutmeg
Few pieces of Cinnamon stick

Few almonds for topping

Method:

Preparation:

  • Grease and line the 6 inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Ground all spices using mortal and pastel or using spice jar to fine powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir in all dry ingredients, ground spices together. Set aside till needed.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat egg and honey, till it incorporated together at low medium speed.
  • Add the prepared dry ingredients to the egg, honey mixture and turn on the mixer to mix the bot wet and wet ingredients to smooth batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Smoothen the top with knife. Arrange the almonds as you wish. Rest it for an hour.


Baking:
  • End of your batter resting period, preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the batter for 20 minutes or the toothpick when interested in middle of the batter comes out clean. Cut into desired size and shape. Store it in a air tight container at room temperature upto 3 weeks.
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Lebkuchen/ Elisenlebkuchen/ Germany Ginger Cookies


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3 comments

  1. Wow, love how soft and fluffy these ginger bread cookies turned out. Thanks for sharing this traditional German recipe with us.

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  2. These ginger bread cookies are almost like a cake, love the texture.

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  3. Wow! That is a beautifully baked ginger bread cookies.

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