Chocolate-Glazed Lebkuchen

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 to 3 dozen

    small diamonds
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Like many other elements of the Yuletide celebration, Christmas cookies began as a German tradition. Every year, I buy wonderful lebkuchen made by the German manufacturer Bahlsen. Called “Contessa,” they are sold only at Christmastime—puffy little spice pillows, more soft cakes than cookies—their domed tops sugar-glazed, their flat undersides coated with dark chocolate.

This version is similar but is baked as a sheet, glazed with chocolate and cut into diamonds. Note that most lebku