Granny's Spice Cookies Recipe
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Granny's Spice Cookies Recipe

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"Granny always had a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her house." recalls Valerie Hudson of Mason City, Iowa. "Now 92, Granny lives far away, so when I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Red Hot candies, nonpareils and/or sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 186 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, corn syrup, orange peel and cold water. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, a portion at a time, to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on greased baking sheets. Decorate as desired. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Granny's Spice Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 186 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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