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These spiced honey bars are a twist on the German Lebkuchen cookie that dates back to the early 14th century.
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Combine brown sugar, butter, 1/3 cup honey, egg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and lemon zest in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, cloves and nutmeg; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in 1/3 cup blanched almonds and raisins.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Stir together all glaze ingredients in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Garnish with candied cherries and almonds, if desired.
Dietary Fiber: <1g
This item reminded me of a scone. It was very good and I recommend you use the bakers raisens.
These bars have a nicely spiced flavor, with excellent keeping qualities. Ate the last ones at the end of January - still delicious after their mid December baking.
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