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Lebkuchen Spice Spritz

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  •  4.6 stars stars based on 27 reviews
  •   96% would make this again
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2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter -- softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
For Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 400F. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, spices, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to form cookies, 30 to 45 minutes. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. For Glaze, in small bowl stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over warm cookies.

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Reviews of Lebkuchen Spice Spritz:

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  Melanie in Erie, PA  Dec 23, 2011
Would make this again.
As written above, these are only lightly spiced. If you are looking for a stronger, more traditional Lebkuchen, flavor, you need to increase the spices. The above review is right about the icing. A light lemon glaze is add so much to the cookie. 3 stars

  Tish in Dallas/Fort Worth  Dec 12, 2011
Would make this again.
I followed the advice of adding a little cinnamon to the glaze and am very happy I did. Two words of advice - COVER the dough before you put it in the fridge, and don't skip glazing the cookies. I asked my 11-yr-old to put it in to chill, but didn't specify it had to be covered. Had a little trouble muscling the cookies through the press as a result, but the end result didn't appear to suffer. Tried the cookies both before and after glazing, and they went from "meh, these would be okay as tea biscuits", to "ZOMG". Am adding this recipe to my yearly "must make" list. 5 stars

  Sarah in Canyon Lake, Ca  Dec 31, 2010
Would make this again.
I have made this about 10 times now! I love the recipe! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in MA  Dec 18, 2010
Would make this again.
I've been making these for 3 years. They have a nice spice flavor. I dip them in the icing, rather than piping. If little ones are around, I have them shake colored sugar on them before the icing dries. 5 stars

  Baker in Waterloo, ON  Dec 16, 2010
Would make this again.
These are my son's favorite holiday cookie. I double all the spices though, and add a teaspoon of rum to the icing. 4 stars

  Sarah in Calgary  Dec 8, 2010
Would make this again.
Make sure you bake them until they are brown on the edges. When they are "just" done or a bit underdone, they aren't very good.
Still, just OK, for me. I'm still looking for that *GREAT!!!* spritz cookie recipe.
3 stars

  Melissa Tumino in California  Nov 27, 2010
Would make this again.
Really good cookies even when you forget the vanilla. I added a little bit of cinnamon to the glaze! 5 stars

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would make this again.
This cookie was very easy to make and it had just the right amount of spice.

I piped the glaze onto the cookies which was OK. Next time I will try dipping the cookies in the glaze as the previous reviewer suggested.
4 stars

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would make this again.
This recipe was very easy. And the cookies had just the right amount of spice. Next time I'll try dipping them in the glaze. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 12, 2006
Would make this again.
Everybody loves them. Easy to make. Perfect for baking starters. A really nice Christmas candy. 5 stars

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