Lebkuchen Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting

Lebkuchen Bars on glass plate with fork on burgundy tablecloth, gold candle stick, candle, gold berries on branch in backgroundFeatured in The Holiday Cookie Compendium from Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America, celebrating a long tradition of scrumptious baking from Select Registry innkeepers across the country.

Ingredients for Brownies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon natural almond extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 5 ½ ounces premium white chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar


Cream together butter and sugar. Add honey, extract, and rind; beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together cocoa, spices, salt and flour and mix in thoroughly. Add nuts and spread batter into greased 9×13 pan. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F. until set. When cool, spread with frosting. Frosting: melt chocolate in double boiler and cool slightly. Beat cream cheese and butter, then add rind, sugar and chocolate. Beat until smooth. Yield: 36.

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