Sunday, September 16, 2012

Recipe Time

Some time ago I complained about the loss of a recipe.  I found it!  It was in my own archives, of all things...

Here it is

Fork Cookies

This is a recipe I used to make a lot at one time. If you like spicy cookies with a dryish texture (good with coffee), you might like these. My apologies for the gram measures. The deciliters are acceptable substitutes and easier to convert into cup measures, and butter packages usually come with markings which let you convert the grams into ounces.

200 grams of butter or margarine
175 grams (2dl) of sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses
1 egg
3 teaspoons of ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of baking soda
400 grams (6dl) of flour

What to do:
Beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add the molasses and the egg. Mix. Stir the rest of the ingredients together and sieve them into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix everything together.

Make small balls out of the batter and put them on prepared baking pans. When the pan is full, take a fork, dip it in flour, and use it to both flatten the balls and mark them with the fork. You need to keep dipping the fork in flour or otherwise it sticks. Repeat as many times as you need.

Bake at 200 centigrades (400 Fahrenheit). Preheat the oven first. Check after ten minutes. I like them rather burnt. Should make about 80.

Note:  If you use freshly ground cardamom or cinnamon, adjust the amounts downwards unless you like truly spicy cookies/biscuits.