Lebkuchen Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting

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Lebkuchen Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting

From the Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH.

Yield: 36

Brownies:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon natural almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugar. Add honey, extract, and rind; beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together cocoa, spices, salt and flour and mix in thoroughly. Add nuts and spread batter into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F. until set. When cool, spread with frosting.

Frosting:

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 ounces premium white chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Instructions

Melt chocolate in double boiler and cool slightly. Beat cream cheese and butter, then add rind, sugar and chocolate. Beat until smooth.
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