Pierre Hermé learned to make these chewy, nutty cookies flavored with spices and candied citrus rind from his father, an Alsatian baker, who picked up the recipe in Switzerland.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.
Leckerli is a Swiss cookie that is traditionally pressed into special wooden molds to imprint designs on the surface of the cookie.
To dice the candied citrus rind easily for this cookie, occasionally spray or rub neutral cooking oil, like vegetable oil, on the blade of your knife to prevent the rinds from sticking. This trick also works well for dried fruit.