Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 3/4 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon mace
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground anise seeds
- 1 cup honey
- 3 Tablespoons shortening
- 1 egg
- Confectioner's sugar
Sift together flour, cardamom, baking powder, allspice, salt, mace, baking, soda, pepper, and anise.
Heat the honey but do not boil. Add the shortening, then cool. Beat in the egg, then stir in dry ingredients just until blended. Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes to allow it to stiffen.
Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place the balls onto a greased cookie sheet (you may flatten them slightly if you wish). Bake for 12 to 13 minutes.
Cool the cookies well. Place the cookies in an airtight bowl, cover tightly, and allow to ripen for about 2 weeks. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.
Yield: 3 dozen
Recipe Source: Minnesota Heritage Cookbook: Hand-Me-Down Recipes by American Cancer Society Staff (Favorite Recipes Press)
Reprinted with permission.