Unique spiced cookies handmade with honey, almonds, orange and lemon peel. Created using a centuries-old recipe from Basel, Switzerland.
Cookie texture will change according to their environment (soft when humid and hard when dry). Keep interior bag sealed to maintain moisture and keep cookies soft.
The Leckerli story
These traditional Swiss cookies were originally created by local spice merchants in the 1400s. They’re called Basler Leckerli, (or Läckerli) because they originated in Basel, Switzerland and in German, lecker means ‘delicious’, and in Swiss, the suffix -li means ‘little’. They are delicious little bites! Similar to Lebkuchen, a traditional German baked Christmas cookie, leckerli somewhat resembles gingerbread. Soft but crunchy, sweet and spicy, leckerli cookies are joy and celebration in a neat little square.
Different regions of Switzerland have different types of leckerli. Each has its own characteristic recipe and texture. Some are soft, some are crunchy, and some are in between. Each is typically made with honey, spices, nuts, candied citrus peel, a splash of liquor and topped with a sugar glaze.
André’s Basler Leckerli Cookies are made using a centuries-old recipe brought by André Bollier, a master pastry chef who trained Basel, Switzerland almost 100 years ago. His method of making leckerli has been passed down through three generations of the Bollier family and is still the beloved, classic recipe we use today.
Basler leckerli prides itself on being more chewy than crisp. The texture is soft when humid (kept in an airtight container) or hard when dry. It’s the perfect blend of spices, honey, whole wheat, fresh roasted nuts and house-candied fruit that brings people back to old world Switzerland.
The scherenschnitte art on this packaging is an homage to the Swiss art of papercutting. The care and tradition of scherenschnitte reﬂect the heritage of the Bollier family who after three generations bring the same precision and beauty to confectionary making.
From our family to you, at holiday time or anytime, we hope you enjoy each and every delicious little bite!
Honey, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Dark Chocolate (cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, Madagascar vanilla), Almonds, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Kirsch, Spices, Baking Soda, Baker’s Ammonia.
No Preservatives. No Peanuts. No Soy. No Dairy. Vegan.