Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice Cookies)
Contributed by Diane S.

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

          1986 Winner: Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice Cookies)

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Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Cookies

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      C             Butter or margarine
                        - (softened)
   1      C             Sugar
   1      C             Dark corn syrup
   2      Ts            Cinnamon
   1      T             Ground cloves
     1/2  T             Baking soda mixed with
   1      T             water
                        Flour (3 3/4 to 4 cups)

Preparation time: 45 minutes Chilling time: One hour Baking time: 8 to
10 minutes

1. Cream butter or margarine with sugar and corn syrup. Stir in
cinnamon, cloves and baking soda mixture. Add flour a little at a time,
mixing well after each addition until stiff dough forms. Cover dough and
refrigerate until firm.

2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on floured
surface. Cut with cookie cutters into reindeer or desired shapes. Or
roll dough into logs about 1-inch in diameter and slice crosswise into
1-inch-thick rounds.

3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until lightly browned, about 8 to 10

Sirups kager, a Danish spice cookie "as brown as a reindeer," was a
humble but coveted Christmas prize enjoyed by her grandfather in
Denmark, writes our contest winner, Julie K. Cook, of Chicago. from the
Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 4,
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