basler leckerli


Ok…I must admit these are addictive. I have to pull away my family from the cookie jar to save some for Christmas.

350 g honey

350 g sugar

150 g ground almonds

150 g chopped walnuts

250 g Orangeat and Zitronat

500 g flour

30 g cinnamon

2 Tsp ground cloves

2 Tsp baking soda (Natron)

4 cl Schnaps (hard liquor like Coantreau or Williams)


Cook 250 g sugar and honey until liquid. Mix all dry ingredients. Add warm sugar-honey mixture and Schnaps and knead to form a homogenous dough. Let sit at room for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 200 °C. Roll out dough between two baking sheets to form a finger thick square. Place on a baking sheet lined baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cook rest of the sugar with a little water and spread over still warm cookie square. Cut into little squares and let cool completely. Store in cookie jars.

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