Old-fashioned spice cookies

Recipe from: 3/4/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 11
Servings 160
Time

Ingredients

  • 500
    ml
    sugar
  • 4
    extra-large eggs, whisked
  • 720
    g
    cake flour
  • 30
    ml
    mixed spice
  • 5
    ml
    cloves
  • 7
    ml
    cinnamon
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 7
    ml
    cream of tartar
  • 125
    ml
    milk
  • 250
    ml
    butter or lard, melted
  • 125
    ml
    dark port
 

Method

12-15 min per batch
 
Beat the sugar and eggs together until light. Sift the cake flour and spices together and add. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar in the milk and add. Stir the melted butter or fat into the port and add to the other ingredients. Mix well to form a soft dough, cover and chill overnight. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5 mm and cut out different shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake in a preheated oven of 180 ºC for about 12-15 minutes or until done. Cool slightly on the baking sheets before arranging on a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Makes about 160 cookies.
 

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