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       Title: Lebkuchen
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
            For bars:
       1 lb Honey
     1/2 c  Butter; (1 stick)
       2    Eggs; beaten well
            Grated peel of 1 large lemon
            Juice from half a lemon
       8 oz Unblanched almonds; chopped
            -fine
       4 oz Chopped assorted candied
            -citrus rind
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Ground cloves
   4 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
            For icing:
       3 c  Powdered sugar
            Juice of 1 lemon
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 ts Honey
       3 tb Water
            For decorating:
            Unblanched almond slivers
            Maraschino cherries
            Green candied fruit
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 To prepare bars: Heat honey and
   butter until butter melts. Let cool to lukewarm. Beat in eggs. Beat in
   lemon peel, juice, almonds and candied fruit. Set aside.
   
   Sift together baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves and flour; mix
   well. Add 1 cup at a time to honey mixture. Chill dough 8 hours.
   
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pat dough into 2 greased 9-by-13-inch pans;
   bake 15 minutes or until firm and lightly browned. Let cool slightly in pan
   on racks.
   
   While bars are cooling, prepare icing: Blend sugar, juice, vanilla, honey
   and water. Glaze bars with icing while still warm. Cut into 1 1/2-by-2-inch
   rectangles. While icing is still wet, decorate with slivered almonds,
   maraschino cherries and green candied fruit. Remove bars from pans and let
   cool on racks. Store in airtight containers.
   
   Yield: 5 dozen cookies. By Tina Danze.
  
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