Old-Fashioned Cloves Cookies
From a book published in 1903, this is a super-easy delicious spiced sugar cookie!
4 dozen cookies
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, spices, baking powder, and flour. Work flour in as needed to make a stiff dough. (May require an extra half cup or so.) If you wish to cut out the cookies, make the dough stiff enough to roll out.
2. Cut out cookies or form into 1-inch balls (press down if desired). Place cookies a couple inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes, until done. Cool on wire racks.
The ingredients for this recipe were originally taken from the book Household Discoveries by Sidney Morse, c. 1903.
We found the book at a rummage sale and my brother Phillip decided to try this recipe from it. We liked the cookies and nicknamed them "Cloves Cookies" because of the strong clove flavor. :)
The original recipe didn't give a baking temperature or time, and all the instructions are my own, of course. :)
*I like to use whole wheat flour for half of this.
This is a yummy old-fashioned spice cookie! :) We all love these. :)