Lebkuchen Spice Cookies - Winter Haus Tin

Lebkuchen Spice Cookies - Winter Haus Tin

MADE BY LECKERLEE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK

  • $38.50 for a 16 ounce tin, 5 assorted lebkuchen

Mouth says...

This gorgeous limited edition tin of Christmas cookies is perfect for gift-giving! The cookies themselves are rich with nuts, spices and bits of candied citrus peel, and that stunning packaging singing carols and itching to deck the halls.

Anyone who's ever visited Germany during the holidays comes back obsessed with these cookies (pronounced layb'-koo-khen). And who could blame 'em? They're made with ground hazelnuts and almonds, infused with spices, sweetened with honey, and coated in a thin sugar glaze or dark chocolate. They've been making these honey-sweetened spiced cookies in Germany for hundreds of years. Leckerlee founder Sandy Lee has only been baking them professionally since 2011, but she makes up for the time with the intensity of her devotion. 

tip of the tongue

That's not paper stuck to the bottom of each cookie – it's an oblaten (aka communion) wafer. Yep. The monks who made lebkuchen hundreds of years ago started using them to keep the notoriously sticky dough from sticking to the baking pans. Another pro tip: These actually taste better after they've sat for a few weeks!

Tin is 4.63"x 5.25" and contains 5 large cookies. 

 

Ingredients

Almonds (as blanched almonds/almond flour), sugar, hazelnut flour, egg whites, almond paste (almonds, sugar, water), unbleached wheat flour, honey, citron & orange peel (with glucose-fructose syrup, citric acid), baking wafer (wheat flour, starch), spices, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch), sea salt.

Classic: covered with glaze (sugar, water, cornstarch).
Chocolate: covered with dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa powder, soy lecithin, natural vanilla).

  • Contains dairy.
  • Contains eggs.
  • Contains soy.
  • Contains wheat.
  • Contains treenuts.