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Swedish Peppar Kakor Cookies

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Keep adding flour until you can roll out the cookies. The final measurement will be between 2 and 5 cups.

Ingredients

1/2 cup molasses
1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
Small amount hot coffee
1 egg
2-5 cups flour

Instructions

Boil 1/2 cup molasses in a large saucepan, then add the butter, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. In a large bowl, mix the baking soda to a small amount of hot coffee, stir until dissolved. Add contents of saucepan, the egg, and mix. Add enough flour to roll out -- from 2 to 5 cups. Cut out cookies and decorate as desired. Bake for 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees F.

Diane McCall
Geneseo




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