Saint Nicholas Cookies
(Dutch Spice Cookies)
2 cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups butter
3 ½–4+ cups flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt, scant
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
Cream butter and sugar.
Add remaining ingredients and mix, adding enough flour to
form a very stiff dough.
Refrigerate dough, covered, several hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease several cookie sheets.
Remove 1/4 of the dough at a time from the refrigerator. With
hand, flatten dough or roll out to 1/8-inch thick. Cut with cookie
Repeat with rest of dough, 1/4 at a time. Bake 10-12 minutes or
until golden brown around edges.
Remove cookies to wire rack; cool completely.
Dust lightly with icing sugar. Store cookies in covered container.