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German Honey-Spice Cookies
From Dorothy McNett's Recipe book at www.dorothymcnett.com. Perfect for christmas cutouts and making hansel and gretel house as these are intended to be VERY HARD but will soften after a few weeks.
6 cups sifted flour
Sift flour and spices. Add sugar. Combine eggs and honey in another bowl, mix with dry ingredients. Mix with hands until ingredients cling into a ball, adding 1-2 tablespoons water if needed. If it is too difficult to mix, cover and let stand about 15 minutes, and then try again. Turn dough onto board or counter. Knead until smooth and workable (may take a while). Put dough in bowl. Cover at room temperature several hours so honey can be absorbed completely by flour. On lightly floured board roll dough 1/5 at a time to 1/8" thickness. Cut out house pattern or use cookie cutouts. Bake at 350º about 12 minutes depending on the size of the cutout. Ice with confectioners icing or any white frosting.
Recipe created 1994-10-27.