The smell of these honey spice cakes is so lovely, and so evocative of Christmases past for me. I follow a low carb diet, so I make these for family members, for the church raffle, and to sell at my booth at the market. But the smell is carb-free, so I am enjoying them very much.
I allow myself one cookie on Christmas morning, dunked in coffee, of course. There is no other way to eat Lebkuchen. And they are best if they are allowed to age a couple of weeks. They will be prime on December 25!
But alas, they are MESSY cookies to make, and now it is time to clean up the kitchen.
|Sifter for powdered sugar glaze|
|Sink is full . . .|
|Ugh! The dough is really sticky, so this will be fun to get clean.|
|As soon as glaze is dry, the last cookies will go in the box. Yum!!|