German Lebkuchen - Honey Cookies

German Lebkuchen - Honey Cookies

German Lebkuchen or Honey Cookies, a handwritten vintage recipe


1 cup butter & lard, equal parts
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon aniseed (anise oil)
7 cups flour

German Lebkuchen, Pfefferkuchen or Honey Cookies are traditional German cookies, similar in texture and flavor to gingerbread.  Lebkuchen is traditionally a cookie made during the Christmas Season in Germany. 

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