This is a very spicy German biscuit called Lebkuchen, great at Christmastime. It gets better with age so you can make it up to two weeks ahead.
I have been a student of German for 10 years now. This is the best recipe I have found for Lebkuchen in these ten years. My college professor commented that they taste authintic (he's German) and I also won my boyfriend's heart (or should I say stomach) over with these. My daughter also loved helping me. - 29 Mar 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
The recipe did really well until I added the sesame oil...the sesame overwhelmed the entire mixture. I am wondering if I used the correct type of sesame oil. - 14 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very authentic, and easy to use. I have been looking for a practical Lebkuchen recipe for years, but never found one that properly converted the measurements, ingredients and temperatures for English/American use. I used this recipe this year for Christmas, with much success. The Lebkuchen produced by this recipe can also be used to make a Lebkuchen house. - 30 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)