Chewy Tangerine Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Tangerine Cookies Recipe

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This recipe represents my Scandinavian heritage. The blend of spices and hint of tangerine have made these cookies a favorite to serve with a mug of hot coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated tangerine or orange peel
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a small saucepan, bring corn syrup to a boil; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat in egg and tangerine peel. Combine the flour, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Tangerine Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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