[leyb-koo-kuh n; German leyp-koo-khuh n]
- a hard, chewy or brittle Christmas cookie, usually flavored with honey and spices and containing nuts and citron.
Origin of lebkuchen
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The best that even Aunt Hedwig could say of his lebkuchen was that it was not bad.
To any intelligent baker the reason for this was obvious: Hans was making his lebkuchen with new honey-cake.
And when at last the fateful night arrived that saw his first batch of lebkuchen in the oven, he actually forgot to smoke at all!
But even at its best, never was this lebkuchen at all like that of which in his hopeful youth he had dreamed.
"I want to tell you, my dear, that I sent to Nuremberg for some Lebkuchen in honor of your birthday," she said.An American Girl in Munich
Mabel W. Daniels
- a biscuit, originating from Germany, usually containing honey, spices, etc
German: literally, loaf cake
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