Germans love to bake, especially around Christmas. I wanted to provide you with an abundance of recipes so that you do not just have to nibble on that one cookie whilst everyone else enjoys 3 – 4. These recipes are a bit different from my usual blog posts. Shorter, with no educational parts, but a section to give you hints and tips so that they all turn out perfect. One photoshoot, 8 recipes over the next two weeks. Enjoy! 🤗
I kid you not – when I told my friends I am developing a German gingerbread (Lebkuchen as we call it) recipe they were like: “Why? – You don’t even like gingerbread!” 😂. No, I did not but I wanted you to have a recipe you can enjoy because it is a very typical German one.
Besides, since I have made my own with quality ingredients – by god – they are so delicious 🙈. There is for sure more than one in my belly right now!!
Tips for Baking these German Gingerbreads (Lebkuchen)
- Watch the timer on these German Gingerbreads like a hawk – they easily burn if they are too long in the oven.
- Ensure that the oven is sufficiently hot – gluten-free baking requires your oven to be at the optimal temperature before putting something into the oven.
- You have to wait until the cookies are cold, else it will be difficult to get them off the baking paper.
- Do not have them in the same tin as your other cookies. These are super soft and make all other cookies go soft as well (tried and tested mistake on my part 😂).
These German Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) cookies are gluten-free and refined sugar-free, but in this instance, not vegan. I hope you enjoy those delicious bites of heaven-ness 🤗.