The spices in these thin, crispy cookies reflect the Scandinavians' Viking history. At Christmas, the Finns cut these into animal shapes and accent them with piped icing.
- Portion size 48 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010
MethodIn bowl, beat together butter, sugar and corn syrup until fluffy; beat in egg.
In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamom, ginger and baking soda; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Divide into thirds; flatten into discs. Wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour.
On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 4-inch (10 cm) reindeer or other shape cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps.
Bake on parchment paper–lined baking sheets in 375°F (190°C) oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool.
Glaze: In bowl, stir icing sugar with lemon juice. With piping bag, pipe glaze outline.
Nutritional facts Per cookie: about
- Sodium 19 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 88.0
- Total fat 3 g
- Cholesterol 11 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 14 g
- Iron 3.0
- Folate 8.0
- Vitamin A 3.0