Spicy Wine Cookies

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    27 minutes

    These are South African biscuits of Dutch origin known as soetkoekies. They are flavoured with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, port and almonds. Perfect for Christmas.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 60 biscuits approximately

    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 1/3 cups (220g) dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) blanched almonds, chopped
    • 115g cold butter, cut into cubes
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons port wine

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Mix flour, bicarb soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, dark brown soft sugar and almonds in a large bowl.
    3. Add the butter, eggs and wine. Work everything into a smooth mixture.
    4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a teaspoon or a piping bag to make 3cm blobs on the baking tray.
    5. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Store in tins.
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