Soetkoekies (Traditional South African Biscuits)

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“Lovely with tea or coffee.”
30-40 Biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, brown sugar, and almonds in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and cut into the flour mixture.
  3. Add the beaten eggs and red wine and mix dough together vigorously until it can be formed into a ball.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rough circle about 1/4" thick.
  6. With a cookie cutter, cut the dough into 2-inch rounds.
  7. Arrange the rounds about 1 inch apart on a buttered cookie sheet.
  8. Continue cutting cookies, then brush each gently with the egg white.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

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