Tuesday, 26 November 2013


I've been making Christmas cookies again in recent weeks, and today it was the turn of Dad's favourite ones. After posting a picture of the finished cookies to FB, I realised that I hadn't actually shared the recipe on here yet.

So without further ado, here it is:



The Recipe
Elisenlebkuchen (Soft Christmas cookies)

  • 5 eggs
  • 300g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice/ xmas spices (Lebkuchen spice, if you can find it)
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 200g ground hazelnuts
  • 100g candied lemon peel
  • 100g candied orange peel

1. Beat the eggs and the sugar until fluffy
2. Mix in the spices, and candied fruit peel.
3. If the candied peel is in big chunks, cut it with a knife or otherwise chop into smaller pieces
4. Add the nuts and almonds to the egg mixture
5. Grease a baking sheet and make small mounds of the batter with a tablespoon.
6. Preheat oven to 180°C (Fan oven: 160°C).
7. Bake until the cookies are dry and light brown on the surface.

1 comment:

  1. The pictures aren't working for me. I'm not sure why. I guess I'll have to find the ones you put on Facebook. {Smile}