Cardamom Cookie Rings (BiR)
For the cookies
2 1/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. cardamom
2 Tbsp. brandy, or 1 tsp. brandy extract
- Mix everything together on low speed till well combined.
- Shape round teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; form into 5-inch-long strips and shape into circles on greased cookie sheet (or lined with parchment), about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 30 deg. for 8-12 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned.
For the glaze
2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. quick oatmeal
1 tsp. salt
2½ c. flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. butter
Horrible Bars (Steve)
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. cream
2 tbsp. brandy or 1 tsp. extract
1/4 tsp. cardamom (food coloring)
- Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla.
- Mix flour, soda, and salt together and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Then, stir in the oatmeal.
- Spread 2/3 to 3/4 of the above mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
- Then make the following filling.
1 12 oz. pkg chocolate chips 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
- Melt chocolate chips and milk in a double boiler and stir until smooth.
- Add nuts, butter, and vanilla.
- Pour over first layer. Dot with remaining 1/4 to 1/3 of first mix.
- Bake at 350º for 18 to 20 minutes.
Danish Peppernuts –Pebernodder (PJ)
100 large or 200 normal size
220 g (8 oz) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
125 g (4.5 oz) sugar1 egg
pinch of salt
125 g (4.5 oz) butter, soft
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preparation time: 40 min
- Sift the flour and mix it with the spices and sugar. Maybe you can find a small bag where all the spices are already mixed for you.
- Add the egg and the soften butter. Use your hands or a stand mixer to mix/knead the dough until it has a uniform consistency.
- Divide the dough into four pieces and roll them to four long bars.
- Use a knife to cut the bars into small walnut sized pieces. Roll each piece into a small peppernut ball.
- Put the peppernuts on an oven tray lined with parchment/baking paper and bake them at 200 C (400 F) for about 8-10 minutes or until they are nice and golden. The baking time depends on the size of your peppernuts.
- Let the peppernuts cool off and store them in an airtight box or jar.