Monday, November 29, 2010
Cookie Recipe #331 - Clove Cookies
A cookie using a different spice, cloves, reminds me of the glaze I use on my ham. The cookie is crisp and spicy.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground cloves.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar until well combined; then stir in vanilla. Add egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a small bowl, stir together flour and cloves; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
Drop dough by level teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 2 1/2 - 3 inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and puffy tops start to crinkle and collapse. Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Sunset Cookies", Lane Publishing Co., Menlo Park, CA, 1985.