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       Title: Leckerli Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
     1/2 c  Honey
     1/3 c  Sugar
   2 1/2 c  Unsifted flour; see note
       4 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 pn Nutmeg
       1 pn Ground cloves
     2/3 c  Sliced almonds
       3 tb Candied orange peel
            Finely chopped
       3 tb Candied lemon peel; finely
            -chopped
       1    Egg
       2 tb Kirsch
            Or orange juice
            Milk
            Glaze (recipe follows)
            Candied red cherries; halved
            For topping
            Angelica or candied citron
            -peel
            Cut into leaf shapes for
            -topping
  
     NOTE: When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the flour in the sack
   or container with a fork before measuring.
      Preheat oven to 375.  Combine honey and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat
   slowly, stirring  constantly, until honey thinks and sugar dissolves; cool
   slightly. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a
   large bowl. Add almonds, candied orange and lemon peels; mix to coat. Add
   cooled honey mixture, egg and kirsch to flour mixture; stir with wooden
   spoon until blended.
       Knead dough together with palm of hand until mixture cleans side of
   bowl; shape into ball; flatten slightly. Roll dough between two sheets of
   wax paper to a 13x9 inch rectangle, slightly less than 1/4-inch thick,
   keeping edges as even as possible. Remove top piece of wax paper; flip
   dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; remove second piece of wax paper.
   Brush top lightly with milk. Bake in 375~ oven for 15 minutes or until
   golden brown.  Remove cookie sheet to wire tack. Trim edges of cookie
   dough; cut into 2-inch squares.
     Make Glaze.  Brush quickly over warm Leckerli.  (Do not make syrup until
   Leckerli are out of the oven or syrup will harden) Decorate with candied
   red  cherry halves and angelica leaves. Glaze will harden and turn white.
     Glaze: Combine 1/2 cu granulated sugar and 3 Tablespoons water in
   saucepan.  Cook about 5 minutes or until it registers 235 on candy
   thermometer.  Brush glaze on cookies while both are still warm. Makes 2
   dozen cookies.
  
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