From Cookie Marathons

Cardamom Cookie Rings (BiR)

For the cookies
2 1/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. cardamom
2 Tbsp. brandy, or 1 tsp. brandy extract

  1. Mix everything together on low speed till well combined.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)

  1. Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  2. Mix flour, soda, and salt together and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Then, stir in the oatmeal.
  3. Spread 2/3 to 3/4 of the above mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  4. 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

  1. Melt chocolate chips and milk in a double boiler and stir until smooth.
  2.  Add nuts, butter, and vanilla.
  3.  Pour over first layer. Dot with remaining 1/4 to 1/3 of first mix.
  4.  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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide the dough into four pieces and roll them to four long bars.
  4. Use a knife to cut the bars into small walnut sized pieces. Roll each piece into a small peppernut ball.
  5. 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.
  6. Let the peppernuts cool off and store them in an airtight box or jar.

About verily sherrilee

Directionally challenged, crafty, reading mother of teenager
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