Grandma Juergensen's Lebkuchen

Jess Burbank

Bellevue, Washington, US


Every year, since well before I was born, my Mom would make several batches of her "Grandma Juergensen's Lebkuchen" for Christmas and give the cinnamon and clove-spiced brownies with almond flavored icing as gifts. This year, I wanted to commemorate this holiday tradition with an illustrated recipe. Find her yellowed, stained, hand-written recipe card tucked in behind the plate.

Salli S. Swindell

Hudson, OH, US

I LOVE seeing the original handwritten recipe included here. Gosh, I bet this fills the kitchen with the best smells! Thanks for sharing your holiday tradition with your thoughtful illustration.