Rachel P: With a long list of ingredients and an end result that did not very closely resemble the magazine photos, I had low expectations for this recipe. It turned out that friends, co-workers, and fellow symphony members loved these cookies, who described the Lebkuchen as "cake-like gingerbread," with "spicy hints of orange and lemon," and "nice light frosting," and exclaimed, "OMG delicious," and "these cookies are to die for."
Leslie: If you love molasses and cinnamon, you'll love these soft chewy spice cookies, with or without the glaze. Would also be great with chocolate chips and craisins, my favorite add-ins.
Nicole M.: My spidey-sense said something was off with this recipe, so I reduced the eggs to 4 and added 1/2 t baking soda in an effort to right the wrongs previous reviewers reported. My efforts paid off as they came out with a crispy exterior and chewy, macaroon-like center that had people asking for the recipe.
Bonnie Sutherland: When candied orange peel proved impossible to procure in Denver and I had to make my own, I felt annoyed with the recipe, but making the orange peel turned out to be rather easy and fun. More like a little Christmas cake than a cookie, the lubkuchen satisfied in an old fashioned way.
edible life in yyc: move over gingerbread, these traditional german cookies have you beat. the only thing that would make them better, is if i was enjoying them in a castle perched on a german mountain top.
Lynn Engle: Very easy to make - a keeper! I lived in Germany for years and this recipe takes me back to old Heidelberg.
Mary Anderson Griffin: Excellent cookie. However, the recipe calls for many ingredients not in most kitchen pantries and is a little labor intensive for only 18 cookies.
Linda Wreford: Soft and light interior with a slightly crunchy exterior with the perfect amount of molasses and spices. Would definitely make again with one modification: glaze needs to be thicker!
Claude: Comments like "These are just like my Oma's" from friends with German roots. Recipe implies using 1/4 cup measure to make the cookies - these were very large and size were cutdown in the second baking batch.
Christina & Tiff: A hearty, chewy, gingerbread-like cookie with A LOT of flavor (and great smell)! Slightly modified with the addition of real ginger and seriously reducing the amount of icing were great choices!
Bexx Mitchell: Similar tasting cookies can probably be made with less hassle and cost, but it was a new and interesting challenge to discuss at Thea's annual cookie exchange.