Brown Sugar Cookies (German)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MarthaStewartWanabe

I found this recipe at and made these cookies for my family's annual Oktoberfest 2008. They were a big hit. They turned out soft and moist and tasted like a spice cookie with a hint of orange flavor.

Top Review by ImPat

Took these to the DS's music group today were they wer very much enjoyed. I made a half batch and got 27 good size cookies which took 12 minutes in a 175C fan forced oven to bake. I took up the option of the walnuts. Thank you MarthaStewartWanabe, made for Recipe Swap #22 - November 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, milk and orange rind.
  4. Stir together baking powder, spices, salt and flour; mix into sugar mixture.
  5. Stir in raisins and nuts (optional).
  6. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done.
  8. Remove from baking sheets to wire rack and cool.
  9. Store in airtight tins.

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