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 the 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 created in the 15th century by local spice merchants. They’re called Basler Leckerli, (or Läckerli) because they originated in Basel, Switzerland. Lecker is German for "delicious" and the suffix -li is the Swiss term for "little." These are delicious little bites! Similar to Lebkuchen, a traditional German 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 with its own characteristic texture. Some are soft, some are crunchy and some are in between. Recipes typically include honey, spices, nuts, candied citrus peel, a splash of liquor and a sugar glaze.
André’s Basler Leckerli Cookies are made using a centuries-old recipe brought to America by André Bollier, a master pastry chef who trained in Basel, Switzerland almost 100 years ago. His method of making leckerli has been passed down through three generations of the Bollier family and is the beloved, classic recipe we still 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. The flavor is a 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 our leckerli packaging is an homage to the Swiss art of paper-cutting. The care and tradition of scherenschnitte reﬂect the heritage of the Bollier family who, after three generations, bring the same precision and beauty to confectionery-making.
From our family to you at holiday time or anytime, we hope you enjoy each and every delicious little bite!
Small Bag - 2 ½” W x 1 ½” D x 5" H
Large Box - 6 ¼” W x 1 ½" D x 4 ¼” H
Honey, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Almonds, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Kirsch, Spices, Baking Soda, Baker's Ammonia.
Made in a facility with nuts and milk. No peanuts.
No preservatives. No cholesterol. No sodium. Low fat. No soy. Vegan (contains honey). No dairy.
For items that cannot be shipped, please select store pick-up at one of our two KC area locations.
Shipped orders are sent at the beginning of each week to avoid the risk that items could sit in the courier’s warehouse and face extreme changes in temperature. Polar insulation will be included if necessary.
*Important Information Regarding Shipping to Warm Regions
In warm weather months, or when shipping to a warm-weather destination, our system will require you to choose options that automatically include a cold pack. As temperatures cool, shipping options will default to no cold pack needed.
Price per destination:
UPS Ground: $19 - May not be available to all destinations in warmer months
UPS 2-Day : $40 - Recommended when shipping to/from 80+ degree temps
UPS Overnight: $60 - Recommended when shipping to/from 80+ degree temps
The image on this page is an estimated timeline for UPS Ground Shipping from our store in Kansas City. These are not guaranteed delivery timelines, but simply estimates provided by UPS.
Yellow - should arrive the day after it leaves us
Brown - 2 days after
Green - 3 days after; Red 4 days after (Ground Service not available in warm months)