Homemade Lebkuchen is something you really MUST try! These cookies are a favorite every Christmas … and even after. They taste like nothing you have had before but you will never forget the heavenly taste.
But there is one little detail you should know before baking: I recommend to use very fresh or even pasteurized eggs and keep the cookies cool and in a very good closing cookie jar.
In my recipe I use something called “Oblaten” on the bottom of the cookies. One can buy them at i.e. German Deli but if you can’t get them, don’t bother, the cookies taste just as good without them.
Now, the hazelnuts can be quite expensive and that botheres me, so sometimes I only use sunflower seeds, which is also appreciated by those with a nut allergy. I will also try to use almonds instead next time and let you know, how that turned out. For this recipe I will however stick to the original recipe, since it tastes best.
Lebkuchen / German Gingerbread Cookies
Use very fresh eggs and make sure the cookies are cooked through!
Welcome to my blog about German Recipes and thank you for taking the time to read “about me”.
My name is Barbara, I am a mother of three and happily married to the most supportive husband anyone can imagine.
In 2010 we moved from Germany to Texas. We thought it would be only for three years but …