1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking ammonia or 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup half-and-half or light cream
3 cups all-purpose flour

Beat together butter and shortening in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking ammonia or cream of tartar, allspice, baking powder, and cloves. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add cream, beat until well combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer (a stand mixer should be able to handle all the flour but it will probably become too stiff for a hand mixer). By hand, stir in the remaining flour (if any) to make a stiff dough. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Roll dough into six 10-inch-long ropes about 3/4 inch in diameter. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Place about 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.

Servings: 90
Country of Origin: Denmark

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