Leckerli

In Switzerland, baking cookies from dough made with honey makes for chewier cookies. Leckerli (LEH-kehr-lee) are traditionally pressed in molds; in this recipe the dough is cut in strips.

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  • Makes: 60 servings
  • Bake: 10 mins 350°F or until golden brown

Leckerli

Directions

  1. Stir together flour, sugar, almonds, candied peels, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Add honey, kirsch or brandy, and beaten egg. Stir till dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half.
  2. Roll half of the dough at a time on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 21/2x1-inch strips. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or till golden brown. Transfer to wire racks and cool. While cookies are still warm, brush with Citrus Glaze.

Citrus Glaze

Directions

  1. Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or orange peel, and 2 teaspoons lemon or orange juice. Add enough water to make mixture of glazing consistency (about 2 to 3 teaspoons).
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