Basler Läckerli

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Basler Läckerli
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Alternative namesLeckerli, läggerli
TypeBiscuit
Place of originSwitzerland
Region or stateBasel
Main ingredientsHoney, hazelnuts, almonds, candied peel, Kirsch

The Basler Läckerli (also Leckerli or Läggerli, lecker meaning "delicious" in German and -li being a diminutive suffix) is a traditional hard spice biscuit originating from Basel, Switzerland. It is made of honey, hazelnuts, almonds, candied peel, and Kirsch. The flat baked dough is, when still hot, cut into rectangular pieces. It is then topped with a sugar glaze.

Basler Läckerli were originally created by local spice merchants over 700 years ago and is available year-round.[1]

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  1. ^ Annika Mengisen (8 December 2006). "Holiday Shopping, Swiss Style". The Street. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-02-12.

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