Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Inspired by Lebkuchen

 For Christmas this year I've been inspired 
by my German, Norwegian and French heritage.
One of the German traditions I really love is 
Lebkuchen.
Below is a pic of some beautiful lebkuchen cookies 
in a German Christmas fair stall.
There are many different variation of the cookie
but I think these hearts are my favorite!

 source
The recipe for Lebkuchen varies, but usually includes
spices such as cardamon, pepper and cinnamon
with honey as the sweetner.
But I thought I might use my mom's gingerbread 
recipe and then decorate it like a Lebkuchen.
I did one with an eidelweiss flower.

 And one with handwriting, "noel".

 I think they turned out so cute,
I had to get a pic before they were eaten.
Because they were too yummy not to eat!
Bye for now!

4 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! :-) I can almost taste them through the computer screen!

Laurie said...

They are very good, we made these every Christmas when I was growing up. I'd give you one if I could! :)

lala said...

Gingerbread - my favorite! I love how you decorated the cookies, perfect for the holidays!

Laurie said...

Thanks! My daughter really loved the fancy decoration too! :)

Featured Post

Sketches of the Week

Still in a Christmas and winter mood with my art, and still working on my technique with gouache. It's a much trickier medium than I ...