Christmas Spice Cookies (Lebkuchen)
Published January 1, 2008. From ATK Books.
Makes 30 cookies
If using a standing mixer in step 2, use the paddle attachment. The cookie dough will be very sticky, and the final cookie will have a soft, chewy, and slightly cakey texture. Testing the cookies for doneness can be a bit tricky; we found it easiest to check the edges of the cookies for firmness (they should be set), and the tops for cracking (there should be lots of tiny cracks). This recipe was published in our cookbook The Best International Recipe.