Friday, December 19, 2014

Lebkuchen-Marzipan Bites | one dough for two types of #dairyfree #cookies

My our house smells of Lebkuchen from treats made with my Lebkuchen spice mix - to me it is the scent of Christmas.  It seems that there is just not enough time between making everything and sharing it; so yes, once again I am behind.  I promise however no less than three different delicious Lebkuchen treats.

First let me share this super easy Lebkuchen spiced dough - this dough leads itself to endless versions of cookies from simple cut-outs to more elaborate versions.  One portion of the dough will yield either a lot of one type of cookie, or if you are like me two different versions.  Yes,  I am "talking" too much - the girlies always tell me that too - just get to the point Mom  Bea.  Okay, okay, okay I absolutely get the message.

Lebkuchen Spiced Cookie Dough
  • 1 stick Earth Balance (or other vegan margarine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp Lebkuchen spice mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  1. Cream together margarine, with eggs, and sugar until well combined
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour with Lebkuchen spice and baking powder
  3. Slowly add flour to the margarine until it all comes together into a dough
  4. Divide dough into two parts and wrap each into plastic wrap.  Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Lebkuchen-Marzipan Bites
  • 1/2 portion of Lebkuchen Spiced Cookie Dough
  • app. 5oz Marzipan paste
*** Preheat oven to 375 - Line cookie sheet with parchment paper***
  1. Roll out dough into three different long, flat pieces 
  2. Cut three about 1" pieces of marzipan off and roll each into the same length as the dough.
  3. Working one rolled out dough piece at a time, place marzipan roll into the dough then tightly roll the dough up around the Marzipan
  4. Cut little angular about 1/2" big bites off and place pieces on the prepared cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes


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