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Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice Cookies)

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“Sirups kager, a Danish spice cookie "as brown as a reindeer," was a humble but coveted Christmas prize enjoyed by her grandfather in Denmark, writes our contest winner, Julie K. Cook, of Chicago. Holiday cookies that can be found in Danish, Denmark, Dane, European, and Scandinavian cuisines. The recipe is from Food Down Under's website and included in Zaar World Tour 2005 swap.”
1hr 55mins
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine, sugar and corn syrup. When well combined, stir in cinnamon, cloves and baking soda mixture. Slowly add flour and mix well after each addition until dough becomes stiff. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, approximately one hour. This time is included in the preparation time.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a reindeer or desired shaped cookie cutter, cut shapes into dough. Dough can also be rolled into logs about 1-inch in diameter and sliced crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds.
  3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.

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