german christmas biscuits recipe kids
german christmas biscuits recipe kids

German Christmas Biscuits


December 16, 2012

Lebkuchen are spicy German biscuits (not that spicy!) associated with Christmas and are decorated with icing. So get out there and buy the ingredients and make them before its too late! You can use them as gifts for teachers.

Hope you enjoy,

Ellen (aged 9)

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

  • Yields: About 15 small biscuits


For the biscuits

1 egg yolk

4 tablespoons of clear honey

55g butter or margarine

55g soft brown sugar

225g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

25g cocoa powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon mixed spice

For the icing

85g icing sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

food colouring (optional)


Grease a baking tray, set oven to 200c

Put the honey, butter and sugar in a pan over a low heat, stir until butter has melted

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice, add the yolk

Mix the melted butter, honey and sugar into the flour mixture, squeeze into a ball of dough

Roll out the dough until 0.5cm thick

Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, roll out leftover dough and cut out more shapes

Bake the biscuits for 7-8 minutes, let them cool on a wire rack

Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add lemon juice, stirring well (if you want to use different colour icing, divide the icing sugar and lemon into separate bowls so each bowl can be a different colour)

When the biscuits are cool, put the icing into an icing bag, squeeze the bag to pipe on the icing.

Kids can do all of this, except the oven!



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