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Author Notes: A thin, delicious cookie with warm spices such as ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. —RawInTheMiddle
Makes 120 cookies
- 1 cup butter (room temperature)
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar with .5 tablespoon warm water
- 1 tablespoon water for batter
- 1.5 tablespoons water to shape dough
- 3.25 cups sifted, enriched, bleached flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- .5 teaspoons clove
- sliced almonds (optional)
- Cut up each stick of butter into 7-8 pieces each, put in mixer bowl, and beat on medium to high until creamy. Slowly add sugar.
- Scrape down sides of bowl; add egg; beat high until light and fluffy. Add orange peel, brown sugar mixture, and water. Mix well.
- Add rest of dry ingredients to flour. Stir into creamed mixture to form dough.
- Add up to 1.5 tablespoons of water to mold dough into lump in bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill dough thoroughly (about 2 hours in fridge).
- Shape dough into rolls about 4.5 inches long. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. (At least 3 hours.)
- Unwrap a roll of dough and cut slices about ? inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Top with sliced almonds. Cook at 375 degrees for 6 minutes.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Family Recipe