i made these for my opa's 84th birthday a few weeks ago, and he loved them (so did everyone else, but i wanted to make them special for him since he came over from germany when he was 25). i told him i couldn't remember the name of them, but when he bit into one, he immediately said, "lebkuchen!" and he said how they reminded him of germany. success! that is exactly what i wanted
i made the recipe exactly as stated, but i did do packed cups of flour. also, instead of cookies, i rolled out the dough on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and baked them for 8 minutes. they stayed chewy soft and were REALLY good. i made the mistake of brushing on the sugar syrup over the whole rolled out sheet of cookie (thinking it would save time than brushing each one), but it dries so fast, that when i cut them into bars, the sugar coating cracked all over the place hahaha...still tasted super good! just next time i would take the extra time and brush each cut-out bar. i am going to add a photo to the gallery so you can see what i mean!
these were fabulous though, and everyone loved them, especially my german native opa! :)
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i made these for my opa's 84th birthday a few weeks ago, and he loved them (so did everyone...