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Granny's Spice Cookies

 Granny's Spice Cookies
"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."
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.