Swiss Spice Cookie

February  3, 2011
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Author Notes

My grandmother (she just turned 94) is from Berne, Switzerland and this is her recipe. She would use the smallest cookie cutters to make these cookies and I would spend hours in the kitchen helping her. My photo includes the cookies and my grandmothers rolling pin. —Foodie-isms

  • Makes a lot
  • 1 bottle of dark Molasses
  • 1 bottle of light molasses
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pound brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom (I use more)
  • 3 pounds flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
In This Recipe
  1. Mix molasses (both bottles), butter, eggs, brown sugar, and cardamom.
  2. Then add flour and baking soda and combine.
  3. Cover and put in refrigerator for 3 days.
  4. When you are ready to start baking (after the third day) roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Keep unused dough cold until ready to roll. Use cookie cutters to cut out your shaped cookies.
  5. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes. Larger cookies will take a bit longer to bake.

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3 Reviews

Seema K. January 19, 2015
Whats the volume of "a bottle"?
Droplet January 16, 2013
Thank you dearly to your kind grandma. I am always happy to find a true Swiss recipe.
Droplet January 16, 2013
If I may just ask, when you say "a bottle of molasses", do you mean 12 oz?