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Seven Spice Christmas Cookies

A seven spice Christmas cookie bitten in the shape of a half moon
A seven spice Christmas presented on a ceramic plate from Korond village in Transylvania, Romania
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Serves: 30 Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 150 g softened (grass fed cows) butter
  • 180 g dark cane/muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 360 g flour
  • 50 g almond flour/meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and a line a baking tray with parchment paper

2

Place butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in the bowl and whisk until creamy

3

Add flour, almond flour and baking powder to the egg mixture

4

Prepare the spice mix by grinding peppercorns, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg to a fine powder using an electric coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle

5

Add the spice mix to the flour in the bowl. Mix well and knead into a dough.

6

Roll about a tablespoon and half of the cookie dough into a ball and flatten slightly against your palm to form a cookie with a flat base and a rounded top

7

Place the cookies 4 cm apart on the baking tray

8

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes until golden

9

Remove from the oven and cool completely on wire racks

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