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German Christmas Cookies (Lebkuchen)

German Christmas Cookies (Lebkuchen)
By Pat Lawson on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:17pm
1? cups flour
1 tblsp. cinnamon
? tsp. nutmeg
? tsp. cloves, ground
? tsp. cream of tartar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup dark brown sugar
? lb. citron, chopped fine
? lb. almonds, chopped
Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cream of tartar. Mix the sugar and beaten eggs thoroughly. Combine with the flour mixture, add citron and the almonds. Roll out on floured board, ? inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 15 min at 350 degrees. Cut into squares or diamonds while still warm. Ice thinly with plain white or lemon frosting. This is an old recipe for an old-time Christmas favorite. Known as ?Lebkuchen?.

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