1 c Butter or margarine;
1 1/2 c Sugar
1 Egg; lightly beaten
2 tb Corn syrup; light
2 tb Orange peel; grated
1 tb Cold water
3 1/4 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Baking soda
2 ts Ground cinnamon
1 ts Ground ginger
1/2 ts Ground cloves
Red hot candies
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, corn syrup, orange peel
and cold water. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; ad
to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least an hour. On a lightly
floured surface, roll dough, a portion at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut into desired shapes. Place on greased baking sheets. Decorate as
desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
NOTES From Valerie Hudson of Iowa, who submitted these, “Granny always had
a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her home.”
From Mary Spero: I always use butter. Delicious!