Basler Läckerli

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Basler Läckerli
Basler Läckerli 01.jpeg
Alternative names Leckerli, läggerli
Type Biscuit
Place of origin Switzerland
Region or state Basel
Main ingredients Honey, hazelnuts, almonds, candied peel, Kirsch
Cookbook: Basler Läckerli  Media: Basler Läckerli

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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