Flour (all-purpose) 4 cups
Sugar 1 1/3 cups
Corn syrup 1/4 cup
Water 1/3 cup
Butter 7/8 cup
Grated orange zest 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon 1 tablespoon
Cloves (ground) tablespoon
Cardamom (ground) 2 teaspoons
Baking soda 2 teaspoons
Method of Preparation
Add water, sugar and syrup to a small saucepan and boil. Add spices and butter to a large mixing bowl and pour the hot sugar mixture and stir well till the butter gets melted. Allow to cool for few minutes. Add flour and baking soda and stir well. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients and make even and smooth dough.
Keep the dough under cover and let it stand for the whole night. Take portion of the dough and roll out one at a time with a light touch. Use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shapes from the dough.
Use cold and greased cookie sheets for placing the cookies. Keep the cookies at the centre of the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes at 400F.
Take caution and avoid any overcooking, as cookies are amenable to get burnt quickly and easily.