Lebkuchen-Spiced Molasses Cookies #IntnlCookies


Lebkuchen German spice cookies speckled with bits of dried fruit. A soft cookie flavored with warm spices and a hint of chocolate.

Buckwheat honey gives these cookies a molasses flavor. The oil in the nut flours add a bit of moisture, keeping the cookie soft and chewy.

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Lebkuchen-Spiced Molasses Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Buckwheat honey gives these cookies a molasses flavor. The oil in the nut flours add a bit of moisture, keeping the cookie soft and chewy.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dried candied fruit
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Whisk together flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add honey and egg. Add fruit.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Wrap dough in wax paper and roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Chill for at least one hour.
  • Unwrap dough and cut into 2-inch cookies. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes until set and golden brown.
  • Cool on rack and dust cooled cookies with powdered sugar.


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10 Responses to Lebkuchen-Spiced Molasses Cookies #IntnlCookies

  1. These look so delicious! I even have some buckwheat honey in my pantry right now! It’s a sign! Thanks so much for joining us!
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  6. Lebkuchen are one of my most favorite all-time cookies. Great recipe!

  7. Tara says:

    Beautiful! Lebkuchen is a favorite of mine. Love the use of buckwheat honey.
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