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Speculatius Cookies

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2 1/4  c  Unsifted flour
3/4  ts  Ground cinnamon
1/2  ts  Ground cardamom
1/4  ts  Ground nutmeg
1/4  ts  Ground clovees
1/4  ts  Ground mace
1  pn  Salt
3/4  c  (1-1/2 sticks) sweet butter
1  c  Confectioners' sugar
1    Egg
1  t  Grated lemon rind

Spicy holiday cookies made with a rolling pin or wooden molds. NOTE: When unsifted flour is called for, fluff up the flour in the sack or container with a fork before measuring. Preheat oven to 350~ Combine flour, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, mace and salt onto wax paper. Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy; beat in egg and lemon rind. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Roll out dough, one half at a time, on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use a floured speculatius or springerle rolling pin (see note #2 below) and roll over dough only once, pressing designs into dough to an 1/8 inch thickness. Cut cookies apart on dividing lines. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake in a 350~ oven for 15 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks; cool completely. NOTE 2: Instead of speculatius rolling pin, you can use speculatius wooden molds which make larger cookies so the yield will be less.

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