Braune Zucker Platzchen – Brown Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1 1/2 cups brown sugar; frimly packed
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs; large
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon orange rind; grated
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts; chopped, if desired

1) Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and orange rind.

2) Stir togethr baking powder, spices, salt and flour. Mix into sugar mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts, if used.

3) Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until done. Remove from baking sheets and cool cookies on rack.

Store in airtight tins. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

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