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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  06:35:00 AM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
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These taste almost exactly like ones I remember from when I was little that my grandma would make.

1 1/4 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
1 egg
150 ml Golden syrup
4 1/4 cups flour
6 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cocoa
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp white pepper

Cream butter with sugar. Add egg and then golden syrup. Mix dry ingredients and add. You can roll it out then or put in the refrigerator overnight. Cut into shapes. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

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WendyB
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  07:02:04 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
Hi, Rebecca. What country are these from? They sound delicious, with the cocoa, syrup, spices and all. Thanks! How big would the shapes be?

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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  10:10:55 AM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
They are Icelandic.

You can cut them out like gingerbread cookies, with cookie cutters. My nephews cut them out in all kinds of weird shapes (I have quite a collection of odd cookie cutters). So I guess you roll them out say 1/8 inch thick or so. The only thing I should have added is leave space on the cookie sheet because they do grow.

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mokey
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  1:14:43 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Yum! I love spice! I add cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper to cocoa just because I love those flavours so much.

Golden syrup? Would that be corn syrup?

I know it's hard to give a number because every one makes cookies differnet sizes, but roughly how many cookies does this make? I'm guessing these are very crispy due to the large amount of butter.

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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  1:26:53 PM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
Golden syrup is a sugar syrup. You may be able to substitute corn syrup, I haven't tried that. You can often buy Lyle's Golden Syrup in the States in the British imported food section or the baking section, it comes in a green can.

Because of the baking powder, they puff up so they aren't that crispy, I guess it depends on how thin you roll them too. I'm very unexact with rolling out. I'm thinking we had like 6 trays of cookies from the batch we made, I'm trying to remember. It's a decent amount of cookies, if you don't have a lot of cookie eaters around, you could probably halve the recipe and be fine. We have lots of family gatherings and I give out cookies at work and whatnot, so I don't mind having a lot.

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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  4:21:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message
These sound really yummy - the spices in them remind me of dutch windmill biscuits (cookies). I would love to try some - but how many grams in a stick of butter?

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mokey
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  7:03:43 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
A stick of butter is 454 grams or 1 US pound.

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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  7:55:32 PM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
What I really meant was a half pound of butter or 225 grams.

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Chayah
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  8:04:49 PM  Show Profile Send Chayah a Private Message
In U.S. recipes, a stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 4 oz. Thank you Rebecca, these sound delicious.
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mokey
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  10:09:02 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
We always call the whole block of butter a stick. Thanks for clarifying!

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azknitter
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  11:52:28 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rebeccaL

Golden syrup is a sugar syrup. You may be able to substitute corn syrup, I haven't tried that. You can often buy Lyle's Golden Syrup in the States in the British imported food section or the baking section, it comes in a green can.


You can get Golden Syrup at Trader Joe's sometimes and at Cost Plus all the time.

You can substitute white corn syrup for golden syrup, but it doesn't have quite the same flavor.

Trish
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mokey
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Posted - 12/19/2005 :  01:06:30 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
As soon as I saw "Lyle's" I knew exactly what you were talking about LOL. I just assumed you were a Yank and not a Brit because there was no country listed under your name.

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KathyR
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Posted - 12/19/2005 :  3:01:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message
Thanks for clarifying the butter amount. I don't mind working in oz or grams - I have heaps of my Mum's and Grandma's recipes which are pre-metric. I don't like having to measure butter in cups, though. Messy!
Must try this recipe next time I bake. Sounds good.

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