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Homemade Lebkuchen Spice Mix

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Step aside, Gingerbread Man! There is a new cookie in town. Add bolder, richer flavors to your baking with this Homemade Lebkuchen recipe!

HOMEMADE LEBKUCHEN SPICE MIX RECIPE

I have a secret obsession with German Christmas markets. There is just something that is equal parts festive, and organized chaos. The warmth and scents from the market stalls wafting into the cold night air, just screams “Oh Tannenbaum”. Stacks of cookies, waiting for people to indulge.
To the casual observer, they may appear to be piles of gingerbread cookies. However, these are Lebkuchen cookies. A German classic.

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WHAT IS LEBKUCHEN AND LEBKUCHEN SPICES?

Well, Lekuchen (German) translates to Gingerbread. Lebkuchen is typically found in German cookies, it is a cakey, chewy cookie that tastes very similar to gingerbread. A lot of these cookies are iced with different flavored icing, such as lemon zest icing.

WHAT DOES THIS HOMEMADE LEBKUCHEN TASTE LIKE?

Lebkuchen tastes very similar to gingerbread cookies. However, when you bake traditional German Lebkuchen cookies, they are softer, and a little bit chewier than gingerbread. Also, Lebkuchen cookies are glazed instead of served plain.

THE BEST LEBKUCHEN RECIPE INGREDIENTS

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HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE LEBKUCHEN RECIPE

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.

  2. Using a small whisk, or fork, stir all the ingredients until well combined.

  3. Use promptly, or store in an airtight container for future use.
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CAN YOU MAKE LEBKUCHEN SPICE AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! I like to have a jar of this all sorts of homemade spices and seasoning on hand for whenever the craving strikes. As a rule of thumb, when making spice blends: the earliest expiration date on your ingredients is now the new expiration date for your homemade Lebkuchen.
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CAN YOU FREEZE LEBKUCHEN SPICE?

Though it is not necessary to freeze this Lebkuchen homemade spice mix, you can store it in the freezer. If you do, make sure it is an airtight, freezer-safe container to keep the original flavors fresh.

WHAT TO SERVE USING HOMEMADE LEBKUCHEN SPICE?

Lebkuchen spices are best for adding a bit of excitement to traditionally sweet, or bland recipes. Looking for uses for lebkuchen spices? Check out these delicious recipes. Get your Google Translate ready, most of these are written in German.

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WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE LEBKUCHEN SPICE AT HOME?

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Homemade Lebkuchen Spice Mix

Step aside Gingerbread Man! There is a new cookie in town. Add bolder, richer flavors to your baking with this Homemade Lebkuchen recipe!
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Servings: 1 6 oz. Jar
Author: House Hunk

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Using a small whisk, or fork, stir all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Use promptly, or store in an airtight container for future use.
Tried this recipe? Did you love it?Mention @HouseHunk or tag #househunk!
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