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Swedish Gingernut Cookie Recipe

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A hard, flat, but not-too-flat cookie like the Irish biscuits I like to buy in NYC. A 2" raw cookie will expand to 4", so leave room on the cookie sheet.

Heat together until the sugar dissolves:

  1. 2/3 c golden syrup
  2. 2 c sugar (superfine preferred)

Pour syrup/sugar mixture into large bowl and stir in:

  1. 14 T butter (1 3/4 stick)
  2. 1 c heavy cream
  3. 2/3 c chopped, candied orange peel
  4. 1 T ground ginger
  5. 1 T ground cinammon
  6. 1/2t ground cloves
  7. 2 t cardamon
  8. 1 t baking soda

Work in, adding just enough to make a firm dough:

  1. 4 c sifted all-purpose flour (approx)

Cooking

Oven to 400 F.
Dough into 6 parts, each part to make 12 cookies.
Roll dough 1/4 thick and cut into 2-inch rounds. Space 2" apart on prepared cookie sheets.

Cook 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.

-- From Time Life The Good Cook Cookies and Crackers

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