Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cookies, desserts


Woman's Day Kitchen

Servings: 30

Prep time: ?
Total time: ?


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon cloves (1-1/2)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (1-1/2)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced thin
  • 2 cups sifted flour (2-3/4)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Heat 1/2 cup sugar and honey to boiling. Remove from heat; add peel, spices, and soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water. Add lemon rind, almonds, and flour.
  2. Knead until well blended. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Put on greased waxed paper on cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven, 325 degrees, for about 25 minutes. Turn out on wire rack, and remove paper at once. Turn right side up.
  3. Cook remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water until mixture spins on thread. Spread on Leckerli. Cut in diamonds. Store airtight at least 1 week before using.

Yield: 5 dozen

Copyright: Woman's Day Kitchen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 122 Calories; 3g Fat (18.5% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 51mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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