Spekulatius by brigitte sealing

Yield: 20 Servings

Measure Ingredient
18 ounces Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
9 ounces Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ teaspoon Cardamom ground
½ teaspoon Cloves,ground
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 drops Almond Oil
2 \N Eggs
7 ounces Butter
4 ounces Ground Almonds

Mix the flour and baking powder together in a bowl;make a well in the middle and put in the egg,sugar and spices and slowly work it all into a thick dough.Cut the cold butter into pieces and together with the ground almonds put on top of dough,cover all with a little more flour and knead it good to a smooth dough fastly. If the dough is to sticky cool it a liitle in the refridgerator. Roll out the dough nice and thin and cut out with christmas cookiecutters. Grease a cookiesheet and put the cookies on. Bake at 400 degrees F on the top slot in the oven for about 15 minutes. This is too, out of my grandmas cookbook and the stores sell them in fancy people shapes decorated with thinly sliced almonds.Store well too.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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