One of the oldest recipes I own.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cut the flour into the butter until the size of peas. Mix in the sugar and spices. Add the sherry and stir well to make a dough.

  • Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch rounds. Place onto greased baking sheets.

  • Bake until firm but not colored, about 14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

311.9 calories; 3.9 g protein; 43.2 g carbohydrates; 34.9 mg cholesterol; 53.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2007
I gave this one three stars because it was a 50/50 for the people I served them to. I personally wasn't crazy about them but some people really liked them in the end. It must be an acquired taste - almost everyone's first reaction was "these are okay " and then they'd finish the cookie and say "they're growing on me." Half the people continued to pick them up and after three or four cookies I was hearing "you know these are pretty addictive - I think I really like them because they're just so different!" The flavor definitely evolves from the first moment you put them in your mouth to the aftertaste. I really liked the aftertaste but I didn't like the initial taste. If I make these again I think I'll decrease the sugar by about 2 tablespoons and see how that goes. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2007
I gave this one three stars because it was a 50/50 for the people I served them to. I personally wasn't crazy about them but some people really liked them in the end. It must be an acquired taste - almost everyone's first reaction was "these are okay " and then they'd finish the cookie and say "they're growing on me." Half the people continued to pick them up and after three or four cookies I was hearing "you know these are pretty addictive - I think I really like them because they're just so different!" The flavor definitely evolves from the first moment you put them in your mouth to the aftertaste. I really liked the aftertaste but I didn't like the initial taste. If I make these again I think I'll decrease the sugar by about 2 tablespoons and see how that goes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This recipe caught my attention because it was so different. The taste makes it a keeper! It was quick to make and while the taste is not your typical cookie taste-it's different and I think better. Wish I could describe the taste for you but I think this is one cookie recipe that if you think it sounds good you should follow your hunch and give it a try. Enjoy. Read More
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