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Baking this week Grades 3 through 12

Date: November 16, 2014 Author: Judy Albrecht Categories: 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, Information 0

This weeks historical figure is Beethoven… and our character trait is giving… I went searching for German recipes and found an interesting cookie recipe to make this week… I am including the recipe in this post… in case you may want to try these at home. I made a batch yesterday, because I wanted to try them before I had the students make them… I didn’t have any raisins so I made them without this time… next time I’ll make sure I have them. There is an ingredient that I wasn’t sure of in these cookies, that is another reason I wanted to taste test them… It calls for 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, which I wasn’t sure of… I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and the pepper actually was fine in the recipe… I would definitely leave it in… I even tested them on my son and husband without telling them… I had them guessing… They really liked them as they were… but would have liked to have the raisins in them. So here is the recipe… Also they are softer when baked for 8 minutes and crispy when baked for 9-10 minutes.

German Spice Cookies

3 eggs
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and
pepper. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to
the egg mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking
sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks.
Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Editor’s Note: This recipe contains no butter or shortening.

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