Scandinavian Ginger Citron Cookies

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READY IN: 41mins
YIELD: 60 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Toast ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in small skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Sift flour, toasted spices, baking soda, salt and pepper into medium bowl.
  • In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy, 2 minutes using electric mixer on medium speed.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, blending well.
  • Beat in molasses scraping bowl as needed.
  • On low speed, beat in flour mixture until moistened and clumped.
  • Stir in citron.
  • Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough and dollop onto prepared sheets, spaced at least 3 inches apart. (For tidier cookies, briefly toss each dollop in lightly greased hands to form an uneven round and return to sheets.).
  • Bake on racks just above and below centre of preheated 350F oven until tops look dry, about 10 minutes, switching pans on racks at halftime. Remove from oven.
  • Sit pans on cooling racks for 2 minutes.
  • Gently transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Arrange cookies on serving platter and dust with icing sugar (if desired).
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