The Christmas cookie Alpenbrot or Magenbrot is a small Lebkuchen (gingerbread) that is probably the easiest Lebkuchen to make. It does not need special ingredients. You can buy the Alpenbrot throughout Germany and if you would translate it, it means literally “bread of the alps”. We could not find any information for this name. Happy Baking!
500 g flour
250 g butter – soft
250 g sugar
1 tsp baking powder, Dr Oetker (not baking soda)
30 g cocoa, unsweetened
1/4 tsp of each: cinnamon, cloves, cardamom – all ground
150 g powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Keep them in a tin container and let sit for some days before you enjoy them.