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Lebkuchen

1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup dark molasses
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup candied mixed fruit peel, finely chopped

In a large bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; stir into the molasses mixture. Stir in the almonds and candied fruit peel.

Cover or wrap dough, and chill overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into 2×3 inch rectangles. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm.

While still warm, brush the cookies with Lemon Glaze