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Friday, December 12, 2014

Brune kager - Brown Cookies - Christmas cookies



Do you celebrate Advents each Sunday in December?  These cookies are our family favorite to have during Advents. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or 16 tblsp   
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt




Directions:

  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar and butter in a pot.
  2. Heat and cook 4 minutes then cool to lukewarm.
  3. Mix the flour with the rest of the ingredients and stir 1 cup of it into the pot.
  4. Stir in remaining flour.
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface approx. 1/8 inch thick or thinner.
  6. Cut out with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Optional place an almond in the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake at 375 F for about 5 minutes.
  9. Watch closely so they don't burn
 
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