As a military family, who lived in Germany, these are traditional. They harden over night, so store them in an airtight container with a slice of apple. This will keep them soft. I made the glaze in a double boiler, this allowed me to keep it warm and not burn it. I didn't get the glaze up to 230 as suggested, but I did get it up to 200. It turned out fine. I substituted candied pineapple for the citron, since that was the only candied fruit available this time of year. It gave the cookies a nice citrus flavor. I may even try candied ginger in the future. My mom also told me, after I made them, that you can substitute orange zest and juice for the lemon. This recipe is a definite keeper.
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As a military family, who lived in Germany, these are traditional. They harden over night, so...