Spiced diamonds

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine; softened
1 cup Granulated sugar
2 \N Eggs
1 tablespoon Molasses
2 teaspoons Grated orange peel or grated lemon peel
3 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground cardamom
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
4 cups Sifted powdered sugar
½ cup Milk

Here are two of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. They are from the Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cookbook. By the way, my copy looks like it has really had the wear and tear (which it has)! In large bowl cream butter and granulated sugar. Add eggs, molasses, and peel; beat well. Stir flour with next 7 ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Cover; chill.

Divide dough in fourths. On lightly floured surface, roll each portion to ⅛-inch thickness. With knife, cut into diamonds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees till edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Mix powdered sugar and milk; add more milk, if needed, till of spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Makes about 10 dozen.

Posted to Bakery-Shoppe Digest V1 #389 by SuzyQ421@... on Nov 16, 1997

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