Granny's Spice Cookies Recipe

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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. When I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart. —Valerie Hudson, Mason City, Iowa
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, 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 mixing 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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  • 1 cup butter or margarine, 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
  1. In a mixing 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

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 2617
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"These are crispy, delicate, and have wonderful flavour from those warm wintery spices! Wow. Finally tried this recipe after looking at it for ages and I'm so glad I did."

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