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Old 09-03-2011, 02:42 PM   #4041
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I could use your comments and ideas about these cookies. I plan to make them this weekend for the nurses but since they are new to me I've no idea how they will taste.
1-cup butter
1-cup sugar
1-egg yolk
2 cups a/p flour
salt
1 tea. ground cinnamon
1/8 tea. grated nutmeg
1/8 tea. ground cloves

These are more like bars rather than a cookie. What do you think I need your advice.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:06 PM   #4042
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Making some thai red pancake fritters with sweetcorn and lots of chilli in them.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #4043
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I could use your comments and ideas about these cookies. I plan to make them this weekend for the nurses but since they are new to me I've no idea how they will taste.
1-cup butter
1-cup sugar
1-egg yolk
2 cups a/p flour
salt
1 tea. ground cinnamon
1/8 tea. grated nutmeg
1/8 tea. ground cloves

These are more like bars rather than a cookie. What do you think I need your advice.
'kades
They look like they will have a taste similar to a spice cake. My only concern with the recipe is the recipe only calls for 1 egg yolk, that doesn't seem like enough egg to hold the bars together, I would fear that they would crumble. I would go with 2 whole eggs, or at least one whole egg and one egg yolk.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #4044
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This sounds very similar to the Lebkuchen we have at Christmas time.


Lebkuchen
4 eggs well beaten
2 cups light brown sugar
2 cups sifted AP flour
1t cinnamon
1/4t allspice
cup candied fruit
1 cup coarsely chopped walnut or pecans
Beat sugar and eggs until smooth. Sift flour and spices. Add fruit and nuts to flour mixture and toss. Combine the two mixtures. Spread in a greased brownie pan 8 x 11. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20- 25 minutes. Test with a straw.
These can be iced with a mixture of 2 cups 10x sugar and 3-4 tablespoons of boiling water or milk. Flavor with rum, vanilla or lemon juice. This should be thin and runny.
Notes:
I just spank them with some 10x sugar and forget the glaze.
I swap out the candied fruit and use raisons plumped in a little boiling water and a tablespoon of dark rum, drain well before adding.
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They look like they will have a taste similar to a spice cake. My only concern with the recipe is the recipe only calls for 1 egg yolk, that doesn't seem like enough egg to hold the bars together, I would fear that they would crumble. I would go with 2 whole eggs, or at least one whole egg and one egg yolk.
Thank y ou I wondered if they would be dry and crumble. I'll add several eggs and see what we get.
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Thank y ou I wondered if they would be dry and crumble. I'll add several eggs and see what we get.
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LOL! Nurses won't care...
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LOL! Nurses won't care...
That's good to know. These turned out pretty good. I love the cloves that are in them. Great with a cuppa.
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That's good to know. These turned out pretty good. I love the cloves that are in them. Great with a cuppa.
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Could you share what changes you made to your original recipe.
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Could you share what changes you made to your original recipe.
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Sure I'd be glad to. I added 2 eggs and 1/4 tea. cloves and freshgrated nutmed 1/2 tea. Next time I' plan to add at least 3-4 eggs these are rather dry but dunked into coffee or hot chocolate it's a winner. Of course I'm a cloves nut so I'm busy eating cookies.These are patted into a greased 15x10 pan then scored with a fork. Let sit and cool 7 min then cut into 2x1 size cubes.
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Sure I'd be glad to. I added 2 eggs and 1/4 tea. cloves and freshgrated nutmed 1/2 tea. Next time I' plan to add at least 3-4 eggs these are rather dry but dunked into coffee or hot chocolate it's a winner. Of course I'm a cloves nut so I'm busy eating cookies.These are patted into a greased 15x10 pan then scored with a fork. Let sit and cool 7 min then cut into 2x1 size cubes.
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Thanks!

In the fall and winter I love the smell of spices.

I don't think we tend to use cloves, ginger and nutmeg as much as we did years ago.
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