Where to Buy Lebkuchen Online- THE German Christmas Cookie
Let me tell you where to buy Lebkuchen online. Because, if you are like me… either too busy, too overwhelmed, or just too lazy to bake Lebkuchen (depending on who is looking at you), you can STILL buy that delicious German Lebkuchen (all the different sorts!) that you crave at Christmastime. Believe me, no one will judge you. How do you think the Lebkuchen companies survive? They NEED people like us! Consider it a public service, and get extra … just in case (the economy will thank you!)
Now, I’m not saying you should never bake Lebkuchen, I’m just saying, you shouldn’t beat yourself up if you just want to open a tin or the cookie jar, and choose a delicious treat. The most difficult thing about buying Lebkuchen is choosing which varieties to get. (Honestly, the selection of types and flavors is amazing!) Learn more about that here–>What is Lebkuchen
Keep the kitchen clean, and spend a gemütlicher Evening nibbling on cookies… and maybe think about baking next year…(or not)
Where to buy Lebkuchen Online
Now, ideally, we would all hop a plane to Nürnberg, head over to the Christmas Market, and fill a basket. Since that’s not happening right now, we go with the next best thing. Ordering Lebkuchen online. I’ve been very satisfied with the Lebkuchen I’ve ordered online… it’s always fresh, and there are a lot of varieties to choose from. Not everything is a discount, but you can get some good deals, and they often have things you can’t find anywhere else.
So, go ahead and fill your Bunter Teller with “purchased” Lebkuchen. And take a one more thing off of your Christmas To-Do list…
Where to buy Oblaten Lebkuchen
Oblatenlebkuchen is made with a dough that has little to no flour. The cookies are generally baked on an Oblaten (a wafer) to keep them from sticking to the pan. You will find them glazed, frosted or covered in Chocolate.
Wicklein Meistersinger Lebkuchen Gingerbread, 17.6 oz (500 g)Lambertz Gingerbread Cookies Lebkuchen, 7 oz (200 g)Lambertz Gingerbread Cookies Lebkuchen, 7 oz (200 g) NEWLambertz Gingerbread Cookies Lebkuchen, 7 oz (200 g)
Elisen Lebkuchen is the highest quality of Lebkuchen. It is made with virtually NO wheat flour, just ground nuts, honey, spices (and a few other things, just no flour). Expect to pay a little more… and expect the cost to be worth it.
Lebkuchen Schmidt Chests
The annual Collectors Chest may cost a bit, but the value you get from the contents make it all worth it. The HUGE tin box comes LOADED with treats. You even find other small tins inside the big box! And all of the tins are collectible, as well as useful (I’ve filled mine with old letters and photos, as well as special memory trinkets)
Order shipped from Germany
Order from the US
2020 Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Extra Large Chest: Filled with German Cookies, Biscuits, Stollen, Gingerbread, 6.2lbsLebkuchen Schmidt Nuremberg Gift Chest Filled with Assorted German Holiday Sweet Delicacies: Lebkuchen, Stollen, Spekalatius, and more, 2Kg, Product of GermanyLebkuchen Schmidt Hexagonal Elisen Tin filled with Premium Lebkuchen Soft Gingerbread, German Import, 300gLebkuchen Schmidt Vintage Style Advertising Tin filled with Nuremberg Lebkuchen Gingerbread, 500g
Think of Braune Lebkuchen as shaped Lebkuchen. This is where you find the hearts, stars, filled lebkuchen, Dominosteine and (my favorite) Printen.
Filled Lebkuchen Hearts
My mother loves these… they have a more adult taste.
WEISS Milk Chocolate Lebkuchen Herzen gingerbread hearts with apricot jelly filling 150g/1ct.Krakus Gingerbread Fruit Filling Covered in Chocolate – 5.64 oz (Pack of 2) (Plum)Winternacht Gefullte Herzen Zartbitter Traditional German Cookies Heart-shaped Soft Gingerbread Covered in Dark Chocolate with Apricot Fruit Filling
Milk and Dark Chocolate Shapes are family favorites
Henry Lambertz – Milk Chocolate Covered Lebkuchen Shapes – 500g/17.6 OzWinternacht Chocolate Covered Gingerbread Assortment (Schokoladen Lebkuchen Herzen Sterne Brezeln Zartbitter), 17.6 Ounces (500 grams) (Dark Chocolate)
Where to Buy Printen
Printen are rectangular Lebkuchen that have a little crunch from sugar crystals baked inside.
Where to Buy Dominosteine
Dominosteine are a hybrid of cookie and candy. They look a bit like Petit Fours. The layers are made from Lebkuchen, jam and marizan, and then the little squares are covered in dark Chocolate. Give my mom a box, and she’s delighted!
Lambertz Dominos, 4.4 oz (125 g)Lambertz Dominos, 8.8 oz (250 g)Lambertz Dominos White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Gingerbread, 7.05 oz (200 g)Schlunder Persipan Gingerbread Dominosteine, 8.8 oz (250 g)Dr. Quendt Dresdner Marzipan Dominosteine, 7 oz (200 g)
Where to Buy Lebkuchen Tins
One of the nicest gifts to give (or receive) during the holiday season in a tin of Lebkuchen. The tin looks great, keeps the Lebkuchen fresh, and is a nice place to store things after the Lebkuchen has been eaten. (Interestingly enough, the aftermarket for empty Lebkuchen tins is very strong… people DO collect them!) Schmidt and Wicklein are two companies in Germany who make Lebkuchen Tins for gifting. Here in the United States, you might check out Leckerlee.
Smaller Collectible Chests
These smaller chests make fantastic gifts for lovers of Lebkuchen!
Buy Home Made Lebkuchen
Still feeling guilty about serving “store bought” Lebkuchen? Worried that someone might say something? Simple… I have a way you can serve homemade Lebkuchen WITHOUT having to pull out a mixer… There are some great online bakers who will sell you their home made cookies! All you have to do is put them on a plate.
DONE! (and no one will ever know you didn’t bake them!!)