Print 1986 Winner: Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice) Recipe
1986 Winner: Sirups Kager (Danish Brown Spice)
1 Cup Butter or margarine (softened)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Dark Corn Syrup
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves ;
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Unit Water
1 Unit Flour
1. Cream butter or margarine with sugar and corn syrup.

2. Stir in cinnamon, cloves and baking soda mixture.

3. Add flour a little at a time, mixing well after each addition until stiff dough forms.

4. Cover dough and refrigerate until firm. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

5. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on floured surface.

6. Cut with cookie cutters into reindeer or desired shapes.

7. Or roll dough into logs about 1-inch in diameter and slice crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds.

8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.

9. Sirups kager, a Danish spice cookie "as brown as a reindeer," was a humble but coveted Christmas prize enjoyed by her grandfather in Denmark.