|Alternative names||Leckerli, läggerli|
|Place of origin||Switzerland|
|Region or state||Basel|
|Main ingredients||Honey, 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.
- Media related to Basler Läckerli at Wikimedia Commons
- Basler Läckerli in the online Culinary Heritage of Switzerland database.
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