Oktoberfest heart cookies are huge gestures of affection that also happen to be very tasty.
Adapted from My German Recipe. other option
- 10.5 oz honey
- 5.3 oz sugar
- 3.5 oz Butter
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 0.5 oz baking powder (3 to 4 tsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 egg yolk
- Dash of lemon zest
3) Combine + Bake parts 1 and 2 at 350°F for about 11 to 12 minutes
Make your own gingerbread spice in this recipe
Lebkuchen Spice Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (didn't have)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (didn't have)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground anise (didn't have)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground star anise (didn't have)
- Whisk all the ingredients together in small bowl. Place the mix in a sealed jar until ready to use.
1) Medium heat
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Add the egg, then the honey mixture and fold into the dry ingredients.
Wrap the dough in plastic cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a 4 inch in diameter heart-shaped cookie cutter to create shapes.
Transfer the heart shapes to the prepared baking sheets.
Take a chopstick or sharp point of a knife and create a hole in each cutout at the top of the heart right below where the two arches come together.
Place in the oven and bake for 10-13 minutes.
After 8 minutes check the hearts to make sure the holes have not closed up. If so redefine them with whatever tool you are using.