Chock full of almonds, honey, spices & orange and lemon peels, Basler leckerli (translation: treats from Basel, Switzerland) are like a distant Swiss cousin to lebkuchen, so it's no wonder that we're quite obsessed with these addictive, deliciously chewy cookies.
We were delighted to discover that Andre's Confiserie Suisse (of Kansas City, MO) has been making leckerli from a centuries-old recipe from Basel ever since the current proprietor's grandfather immigrated to the US in 1955. Andre's leckerli is truly authentic, and as good as the best we've had in our extensive travels throughout Switzerland.
Baked with only the highest quality ingredients (they even candy their own peels!) and without preservatives, Andre's leckerli cookies meet the high standards you've come to expect from Leckerlee.
Available in a 12oz box (with 24 pieces).
Ingredients: Honey, wheat flour, sugar, almonds, orange peel, lemon peel, Kirsch (a fruit brandy made from cherries), spices, baking soda, baker's ammonia.
Storage notes: Leckerli's texture may change in humid or dry environments. Place in refrigerator to soften during dry months if desired.
The freshest, most delicious lebkuchen available outside Germany (and many say inside too), Leckerlee Lebkuchen are the real deal. We use a proprietary cold-ground 9-spice blend & a batter recipe comprised of 40 percent almonds & hazelnuts (true to Nuremberg-style lebkuchen). The gingerbread essence, rich flavor and cake-like, chewy texture are unmatched. Produced in small batches using premium ingredients, Leckerlee Lebkuchen are an artisanal treat that embodies the classic flavor of the holidays. Our season is short, so get it while you can!