1986 Winner: Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice Cookies)
Cream butter or margarine with sugar and corn syrup. Stir in
cinnamon, cloves and baking soda mixture. Add flour a little at a
time, mixing well after each addition until stiff dough forms. Cover
dough and refrigerate until firm.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on
floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters into reindeer or desired
shapes. Or roll dough into logs about 1-inch in diameter and slice
crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until lightly browned, about 8
to 10 minutes.
Sirups kager, a Danish spice cookie "as brown as a reindeer," was
a humble but coveted Christmas prize enjoyed by her grandfather in
Denmark, writes our contest winner, Julie K. Cook, of Chicago. from
the Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest
December 4, 1986