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Swedish Lace Cookies

No recipe image available.These cardamom-scented cookies bake up thin and delicate. Serve them at tea or with a fruity sorbet.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup bran flakes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl stir together bran, flour, cardamom, ginger, baking powder and baking soda. Add to syrup mixture with vanilla. Mix well and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 1/2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  6. Frost if desired.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.