"Lebkuchen", or Christmas Honey cakes!
Traditional in Germany, and similar to gingerbread, these large festive cookies are made in a variety of ways: with honey, lots of spices, almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts, citron or cherries, molasses, etc. then iced with a simple royal icing and a Christmas Wish!
Recipes found in F. L. Gienandt's excellent book for the hotel confectioner, The Twentieth Century Baker, 1927. Call to order (831) 251-9218