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Lebkuchen Cookies

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Lebkuchen is a traditional German Christmas treat, similar to gingerbread. They range in taste from spicy to sweet and come in a variety of shapes, although round is the most common shape. Full of warm and enticing spices, nuts, dried or candied fruit, they will easily become a new addition for Christmas. Package them in nice richly decorated tins as gifts for guests!

  • Combine the honey, sugar and butter in a small pot.
  • Place pot over medium heat. Add the lemon zest, orange zest and lemon juice. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • When the mixture has melted and is completely combined, add the flour, almonds, baking powder, baking soda and dried fruit.
  • Stir continuously, until the mixture turns into a sticky dough.
  • Remove from pot and transfer to a bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest and rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • When dough is ready, shape into small balls.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place balls on baking sheet, making sure to space them apart since they will spread while baking.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the glaze

  • In a bowl, add the chocolate, butter and spices. Melt them in a bain marie or place them in the microwave for 2 seconds. Stir often so the mixture does not burn.
  • Use a knife to spread the glaze over each Lebkuchen.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

424
Calories (kcal)
21 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

19.3
Total Fat (g)
28 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.1
Saturated Fat (g)
46 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

54.0
Total Carbs (g)
21 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

34.9
Sugars (g)
39 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.4
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.7
Fibre (g)
15 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.19
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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