My favorite, hands down:
2 cups plus 2 T sifted all-purpose flour
¾ tsp double-acting baking powder
⅛ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg (use ½ tsp if using freshly grated nutmeg)
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp anise seeds
1 tsp cardamom
½ cup butter
⅓ cup sugar
Add and bet well until light:
¼ cup finely chopped almonds
1 T finely chopped citron
¼ cup finely chopped candied orange peel
Add the flour mixture to the above ingredients in thirds, alternately with:
⅓ cup molasses
1 T corn syrup
¼ tsp brandy extract
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 T lemon juice
Beat well, then set aside overnight. Preheat oven to 350. Shape into 1-inch balls and bake on a greased cookie sheet 10 to 15 minutes. Roll while warm in a vat of powdered sugar.
They are; not too sweet either. But it's a two-day deal (make the dough and let it rest overnight), but worth it.
Originally Posted by steph535
I'm very glad to hear they are not too sweet. So many candies, cookies, etc... have way too much sweetener in them. While shopping at Sam's Club a couple weeks ago, one of the free sample stations was giving out little pieces of fudge (I don't remember the brand) and I was amazed that it was NOT sickeningly sweet, like most fudge. Unfortunately, I didn't have the money to buy any at the time.
Originally Posted by MartinGibbs
Sounds delicious. I may make the recipe. It takes a lot of ingredients!
Originally Posted by ornamentmaven
Yes, it does, but it's why I only make 'em once per year :)
That, and nut bars, chex mix, sugar cookies, dipped pretzels. (Well, the whole family helps with all of those, but these are "mine")