Lebkuchen, sometimes called Pfefferkuchen, is a German treat somewhat similar to gingerbread. These soft, moist and nutty cookies have become a part of Germany’s Christmas traditions. Try these honey-sweetened cookies made with NESTLÉ CLASSIC Semisweet Chocolate, almonds, cloves and nutmeg.
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What you need
How to prepare
In a bowl, mix the flour with the almonds, ginger, cinnamon, bicarbonate, baking powder, cloves and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine the honey with the milk, the butter and the lemon zest, forming a cream. Add the cream to the dry ingredients and mix well until smooth. Make balls with portions of the dough and flatten them. Place portions of the dough on a large greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (180°C) for about 25 minutes.
Melt the NESTLÉ CLASSIC Chocolate in a bain-marie and cover the cookies. Decorate with almonds and serve.