Braune Zucker Platzchen (Brown Sugar Cookies)

Course : German
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly packed
2/3 cup shortening
2 large eggs
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 -- (opt)
 

Preparation / Directions:

Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and orange rind. Stir together baking powder, spices, salt and flour. Mix into sugar mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts, if used. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F 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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