Leckerli is the first cookie I make for the Christmas season because it takes three to four weeks to "ripen". I have fond memories of enjoying chewy leckerli with good coffee from the kitchens of my Swiss friends who keep these in their pantries all year long to enjoy at any time. Each Swiss canton has it's own variation. This recipe is a combination of one of my friends recipes and the ingredients from a box of leckerli I once bought in Bern. The fresh citrus and spices make these cookies smell heavenly as they bake. They are labor intensive, but oh so worth the time.
Makes about 60, 2" x 2" cookies Preparation time: 2 hours Ripening time: 3-4 weeks
I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you've tried any of them and how they turned out. Feel free to share your favorite holiday recipes in your comments.
Good cooking to you, and Happy Hollidays!
Linda M. Kurth is the creative mind behind such stories as Home of the Heart and the up-coming memoir, God, the Devil and Divorce, as well as the recipes and crafts you'll find in these pages. Here's how this blog began: