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Lebkuchen (SCD)

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Lebkuchen (SCD)

Lebkuchen (sometimes called Pfefferkuchen) is a traditional Bavarian baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread
Yield: 15 servings
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Chef Verde


  • 285 g honey
  • 85 g butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice baking powder sub
  • ½ tsp baking soda baking powder sub
  • 250 g almond flour
  • 85 g almond meal
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 lemon zest finely grated optional us 1/2 tsp lemon juice if not available
  • ½ c Walnuts Chopped. Other options: Hazelnuts or Almonds.

For the icing

  • 100 g honey
  • 2 egg white beaten


  • Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl. 
  • Heat the honey and butter in a pan over a low heat until the butter melts.
  • Pour into the flour mixture along with the lemon zest. 
  • Mix well until the dough is combined and fairly solid. Cover and leave to cool.
  • Heat oven to 350 F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using your hands, roll dough into about 15 balls, each 2 inches wide, then flatten each one slightly into a disk, leaving room for them to expand. 
  •  Bake for 15 mins, then cool on a wire rack.

Icing the biscuits.

  • Mix together the icing sugar (honey), egg white and 1-2 tbsp water to form a smooth, runny icing. 
  • Dip the top of each biscuit in the icing and spread with the back of a knife. 
    Leave to dry out in a warm area.


Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2006


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg