BELGIAN LUKKEN COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 1 (per cookie)
  • Servings: 50
  • Preparation Time: 25

Ingredients

  • 1/2 dozen large eggs
  • 1 lb. butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 oz. of whiskey or brandy
  • 3 tlbs. vanilla
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 1 lb. light brown sugar, packed (2 cups)
  • 1 lb. white sugar (2 cups)
  • 2 lbs. all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Melt the butter and let cool.
  • Add eggs, whiskey and salt, blend together.
  • Add both sugars and mix thoroughly.
  • While blending, mix in flour a little at a time until well blended, removing any hard chunks of brown sugar.
  • Roll mix into a tube and wrap with plastic wrap, store in the fridge overnight.
  • Heat cookie iron on stove. Test by dropping a little water on it, it will sizzle before evaporating. Experiment with the temperature to get it just right, no two stoves are the same.
  • When ready, spoon a lump of the dough on the iron and close clamshell tightly. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds - just enough to lightly brown - and flip to the other side for another 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat for the rest of the dough pieces.

Notes

A flat, crisp wafer cookie, similar to a pizelle, but much more dense and rich. A fantastic family recipe that was passed down from Grandma. Traditionally made around the new year to bring good luck. Must be cooked on a Belgian Lukken Cookie Press (Not easy to find but well worth it).

Categories: Cookies  New Year's Eve/Day 

Author Credit: Grandma

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