I saw all these warming spices and I knew I'll like this recipe. I just enjoy Cardamom. Found at: http://www.webterrace.com/christmascookies/recipe2.htm
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg white, mixed with
- 1 tablespoon water
- Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, nutmeg and cardamom in bowl.
- Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
- Stir in flour mixture.
- Divide dough in half; flatten into disks.
- Wrap in plastic.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Coat 3 ½ - 4 ½-inch cookie-cutter molds with nonstick cooking spray.
- On lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll out half of dough ¼-inch thick.
- Press cutter molds gently into dough.
- Gently pull cookies out of molds.
- Place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Brush with egg white.
- Reroll scraps.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake in 350° oven 10-12 minutes, until golden.
- Remove to racks to cool.
- Store at room temperature or freeze.
Absolutely divine and JUST my cup of tea! LOVED these, I made them yesterday and served some to the B and B guests with a afternoon pot of tea, they loved them. Used EVERY single spice for a WONDERFUL depth of flavour. The only thing I forgot to do was glaze the tops with egg white, as I had too much going on in the kitchen! Made for the Cheese and Whine Gang for ZWT6, merci encore Reets! Karen :-)
All the spices make these some very tasty cookies! I used cookie molds for most of the dough and then just rolled the rest. The dough is much easier to work with when chilled, but then I am a novice when it comes to cut out cookies and this was my first time using molds. I knew when I made the dough and had a little taste that these would be good!
I needed to make a treat for my colleagues at work and chose this recipe. Given the other great reviews I regret giving this only 4 stars. Being a relatively inexperienced baker, I knew I might have some problems. The dough seemed fine (I had a small taste too and I thought it would turn out great), and like Mianbao I rolled it into one big log, chilled and sliced it. I ended up with only 40 cookies so I thought I may have sliced them too thick. I don't think that was the case though, because at 10 minutes I opened the oven and some of the cookies started showing signs of burning (I was experienced enough to know you usually have to watch cookies very carefully, and I had been monitoring them periodically). Well, I removed them from the oven right away and took the unburnt ones to work, letting my coworkers be the judge. I got compliments, but I didn't think they were all that enthusiastic. Next time I will bring something chocolate as that is sure to please. Sorry Rita. P.S. BF liked them, but I felt he was less than enthusiastic too. I generally like spice cookies myself.