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Title: Honiglebkuchen
Credit: Family Recipe
Date: December 20th, 1999
Submitted By: Donna Dees

  Honey Spice Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 3/4 c. candied orange or lemon peel, chopped
  • 2 Tblsp. Rum
  • 4 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. honey
  • 1 c. almonds, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Whisk sugar and eggs to a froth. Stir in spices, candied peel, rum, and one cup of the flour. In a seperate bowl, mix honey and almonds and stir in another cup of flour. Combine egg dough and honey dough and knead together on a floured board. Mix baking powder with remaining flour and knead into dough. Roll out 1/2" thick and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. Grease baking sheet and set out cookies, leaving 1/2" between them. Bake in a 400 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Brush cookies while hot with egg-white icing (see below).

Egg-White Icing

Combine 1 1/2 to 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar with a small amount of egg white or water (1 to 2 Tbsp.). If egg white is used in icing then cookies must be refrigerated after frosting

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