Sunday, January 22, 2012

Soul Cakes

Traditional All Souls Day food. These cookies aren't over-sweet and stay moist for days!

1 cup butter
3 3/4 c. sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
2 eggs
2 tsp cider vinegar
4-6 tbsp milk
(optional) powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut butter into the flour with a pastry blender or two knives
  3. Blend in the sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice; beat eggs, vinegar, and milk together.
  4. Mix with the flour mixture until a stiff dough is formed.
  5. Knead thoroughly and roll out to 1/4" thick
  6. Cut into 3-inch rounds (I used a glass instead of a cookie/biscuit cutter) and place on greased baking sheets. Prick with a fork (in the shape of a cross, if you're doing this for a feast) and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. (Optional) Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar while still warm.

1 comment:

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