German lebkuchen come in many different variations, this is a simple recipe for unglazed biscuits. The process isn't difficult but it requires time, as the mix needs to sit overnight before baking. The biscuits are perfect for dunking but if you prefer them softer, put half an apple in the container for several days (and old trick to soften them).
I loved this recipe. The last time I made Lebkuchen it was with my German mother. She passed away years ago and I couldn't find her recipe. I searched for one that sounded the same and this was it. When I made it, it was exactly like hers. Even my kids loved it and thought it was her recipe. Thanks so much!! - 01 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved making these cookies. My whole kitchen smelled like Christmas. Very good with a strong cup of coffee. - 27 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Having been stationed in Germany many years ago, I fell in love with lebkuchen. I have tried many recipes over the years and this is one of the better ones. I did not change a thing and am quite happy with the results. Thank you for this recipe and a chance at bringing back some very pleasant memories. - 17 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)