Sicilian Clove-Spiced Cookies

Sicilian Clove-Spiced Cookies


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About this recipe: When these cookies are baking, there will be a wonderful aroma emanating from your oven. They need to sit overnight before baking, so plan in advance. They are the perfect cookies for Christmas and as food gifts.


Makes: 30 cookies

  • 450g icing sugar
  • 310g plain flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr resting  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

  1. Sieve together the sugar, flour, baking powder and cloves. Make a well in the sugar mixture and pour the eggs into the well. Work the eggs into the mixture, first with a fork, then with your hands, until you have a smooth dough.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil. Roll dough into 2.5cm balls and place on the prepared baking tray, 5cm apart. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Cover with a clean tea towel and let rest overnight. Cookies will spread.
  3. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove cookies from tray immediately as they come out of the oven or they will stick. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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