about 4 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/8 teaspoon anise extract


Cream softened butter in a medium mixing bowl; add sugar, egg, corn syrup, and buttermilk, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and spices; gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well. Add anise extract, and mix well.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1984
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