Friday, December 6, 2013

Honig Leckerli (Honey Treats)

My mom always made these for my sister and me at Christmastime, and we would always fight over the last one. This is the first time since she passed away seven years ago that I have made them. Thanks, Mom, for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Honig Leckerli (Honey Treats)
by Nancy

makes 36-40 cookies

100 grams sugar
2 Tablespoons water
100 grams honey
2 level teaspoons cinnamon
1 level teaspoon anise
1/2 level teaspoon cloves
3 drops almond extract
1 egg
100 grams rock candy (broken into small pieces)
250 grams flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
100 grams ground almonds
Icing (recipe below)

Place the sugar in a small saucepan and over low heat, stir until lightly browned, then add the water. Stir until the sugar melts. Remove from heat and place in a glass bowl.

Add the honey, spices, almond extract, egg and the rock candy pieces and fold in until mixed well. Cool to room temperature.

In another bowl, sieve together the flour and baking powder. Add 2/3 of this mixture to the cooled honey mixture by Tablespoons and fold in. Knead in the rest of the flour mixture with the ground almonds.

Roll out the dough to 1/2 centimeter thick and in 2 1/2 centimeters by 7 centimeter triangles and place on greased baking sheets.

Bake 10-15 minutes.

50 grams sugar
2 Tablespoons water

Place sugar and water in a small pot and cook for 1 minute or until the sugar is dissolved. Ice the cookies while still warm.

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