Margarine 1 1/4 cups
Sugar 1/4 cups
Eggs (medium size) 3 numbers
Corn syrup (dark) 1 cup
Cinnamon (ground) 2 teaspoons
Ginger (ground) 2 teaspoons
Cloves (ground) 2 teaspoons
Orange rind (grated) 1 tablespoon
White flour 7 cups
Baking soda 3 teaspoons
Method of Preparation
Add spices and syrup to a bowl and bring it to boil. Now add margarine and beat it till the mixture cools down. Separately mix part of the flour and baking soda well and add the mixture the syrup-margarine mixture and mix well. Beat eggs and sugar together in a separate bowl.
Now add the whipped eggs and the balance flour to the earlier mixture and blend well. A word of caution is that you should not knead the final mixture. Keep the dough covered with plastic wrap and allow it to stand overnight in a cool place.
Preheat oven to 400 F. After rolling out the dough get it cut to the desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake the cookies till the cookies turn to a golden brown colour. Normally, you may have to cook for 7 to 8 minutes to get the desired cooking level. Now your cookies are ready for serving.
You get roughly 200 cookies with the above proportion of ingredients.