or Lebkuchen Cookies
Psotka, 7 Oct 2012
Comment: My Shwovish mother used to
make lets - selder cookies during the
Thanksgiving time of the year. They were a
kind of gingerbread cookie with honey and
ginger or honey and cinnamon. The word "letzelder"
must have some connnection to leb in
lebkuchen, where "leb" may be some sort of
Turkishstem word related to
honey. I have lost the recipe and haven't made
it for years but the change of seasons has
brought it to mouth watering mind. Here's my
best guess about the recipe, but it would take
much trial and error to get it right, so if
anyone has the actual recipe, much appreciated!
- 1 pound honey
- 2 pounds of flour
- ˝ pound sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Work the dough and let it stand
overnight. The next day make
little walnut–sized balls of dough; flatten; and
decorate with a raisin or almond.
Be careful not to
After they are baked and let to stand, they become less
crunchy and turn chewy and delicious.
[Edited by Rose Mary Keller Hughes, Recipe Coordinator. Published at DVHH by Jody McKim Pharr,
12 Oct 2012]