Thursday, July 16, 2015

Piparkukas Cookies

makes 2-1/2 dozen

½ cup sugar
⅓ cup butter
¼ cup honey
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg, beaten

In a large pan, combine sugar, butter, honey, syrup, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Stir in ½ cup of the flour and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Let cool. Beat in 1 egg. Stir in remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Let dough stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll. Roll out dough between two pieces of wax paper until ⅛" in thickness. Carefully remove the top sheet of wax paper. Cut-out cookies with 2" round cookie cutters. Brush cookies with beaten egg. Bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.