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“A spicy holiday cookie, from the December/January 2009 issue of Hallmark Magazine.”
READY IN:
24hrs 15mins
SERVES:
27
YIELD:
9 dozen cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add ginger, cardamon, and cloves. Add sugar and corn syrup, mixing well after each addition. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute. Set aside to cool (1-2 hours at room temp).
  2. In a large bowl, with a heavy-duty mixer, beat the egg. Add the cream and cooled butter mixture. On low speed, add half the flour, 1 cup at a time. Add the baking soda, then add the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time.
  3. Pull off chunks of dough the size of tennis balls, and roll into balls. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap, and place in a lidded bowl large enough to hold all the dough balls. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F Heavily grease one of more baking sheets.
  5. Working with one ball of dough at a time (keep the others chilled until ready to roll out), pinch off a golf-ball-sized amount of dough. On a well-floured surface and with a floured rolling pin, roll it out as thin as you can - the thinner the dough, the crispier the cookies.
  6. Cut out cookies with a small (2 inch) cookie cutter. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on racks.

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