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       Title: Lebkuchen or German Honey Cakes
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
       1 c  Honey
       2 ts Cinnamon
       1 c  Brown sugar
       1 ts Ground cloves
       1    Egg
       2 ts Allspice
       1 tb Lemon juice
       6 tb Finely chopped candied citro
       3 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 ts Nutmeg
            Clear glaze:
       1 c  Powdered sugar plus 2 tb
            -water
  
       Put the honey and the sugar in a mixing bowl, and beat until blended.
   Add the egg and beat very well. Stir in the lemon juice. Combine the flour,
   baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, and sift them together
   onto a piece of waxed paper. Add to the honey mixture and beat well. Stir
   in the citron. Cover the bowl, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours (The
   dough will be much easier to roll out if it is well chilled.) Preheat thje
   oven to 350 degrees, and grease some cookie sheets. Place 1/2 of the dough
   on a lightly floured surface (keep the other half chilled). Roll the dough
   into a large rectangle about 1/4 thick, sprinkling flour as necessary to
   keep it from sticking. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into rectangles
   about 1-1/2 x 2-1/2-inches. Place about 1 apart on the prepared cookie
   sheets. Roll out the other half while you are baking the first batch of
   cookies. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly
   colored.
   
      Remove from the oven, and gently lift the cookies off the sheets, and
   onto wire racks to cool While the cookies are still warm, brush with a
   Basic Clear Glaze, if you wish. Store airtight for at least several days,
   so the cookies can mellow. Basic Clear Glaze: Brush glaze on cookies as
   soon as they come from the oven to give them a clear, shiny tp, and to add
   a little sweetness. The glaze will harden as it dries, and the cookies
   cool. Combine the sugar and water and mix well, to dissolve any lumps,and
   to make a smooth runny glaze. Brush or spoon on cookies while they are
   still warm.  Helen Jolly.
  
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