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Lebkuchen Spice Spritz

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  •  4.6 stars stars based on 28 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:

1-5 of 28 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker in Minnesota  Dec 4, 2018
Would make this again.
I've made these every Christmas season for years. I glaze the cookies, then grate a bit fresh nutmeg over each cookie before the glaze sets. Truly fab!These freeze beautifully too. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Wisconsin  Nov 29, 2016
Would make this again.
I made these for the first time about 8 years ago and have made them every year since. Delicious! 5 stars

  Tara in California  Dec 25, 2015
Would make this again.
The recipe as is came out delicious. I added cinnamon to the glace and they were amazing. 5 stars

  Gail in Montana  Dec 11, 2014
Would make this again.
Delicious!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Canada  Dec 18, 2012
Would make this again.
I've made these for several years and they have become mandatory on the annual cookie plate.

I double the quantities for all the spices, and for the glaze, substitute a teaspoon of rum for some of the milk.
4 stars

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