*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              LECKERLI COOKIES
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Honey
      1/3   c            Sugar
    2 1/2   c            Unsifted flour (see note)
    4       ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Ground cinnamon
    1       pn           Nutmeg
    1       pn           Cloves
      2/3   c            Sliced almonds
    3       tb           Candied orange peel, finely
    3       tb           Candied lemon peel, finely
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Kirsch OR orange juice
                         Glaze (recipe follows)
                         Candied red cherries,
                         -halved, for topping
                         Angelica or candied citron
                         -peel, cut into leaf shapes
                         -for topping
   Spices and candied fruit are in these chewy cookie
   NOTE: When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the
   flour in the sack orcontainer with a fork before
   Preheat oven to 375~.
   Combine honey and sugar in a small saucepan.  Heat
   slowly, stirring constantly, until honey thinks and
   sugar dissolves; cool slightly.
   Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
   into a large bowl. Add almonds, candied orange and
   lemon peels; mix to coat.
   Add cooled honey mixture, egg and kirsch to flour
   mixture; stir with wooden spoon until blended.  Knead
   dough together with palm of hand until mixture cleans
   side of bowl; shape into ball; flatten slightly.
   Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper to a 13x9
   inch rectangle, slightly less than 1/4-inch thick,
   keeping edges as even as possible. Remove top piece of
   wax paper; flip dough onto lightly greased cookie
   sheet; removesecond piece of wax paper. Brush top
   lightly with milk.
   Bake in 375~ oven for 15 minutes or until golden
   brown.  Remove cookie sheet to wire tack. Trim edges
   of cookie dough; cut into 2-inch squares.
   Make Glaze.  Brush quickly over warm Leckerli.  (Do
   not make syrup until Leckerli are out ofthe oven or
   syrup will harden>)  Decorate with candied red cherry
   halves and angelica leaves. Glaze will harden and turn
   ~ÿGlaze: Combine 1/2 cu granulated sugar and 3
   Tablespoons water in saucepan.  Cook about 5 minutes
   or until it registers 235~ on candy thermometer.
   Brush glaze on cookies while both are still warm.
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