Aachener Printen (Molasses Spice Biscuits)

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 12 h. 55 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
1
Ingredients
5 grams
2 centiliters
250 grams
50 grams
brown Sugar
75 grams
300 grams
40 grams
½ teaspoon
1 generous pinch
1 generous pinch
2 tablespoons

Preparation steps

1.

Dissolve baking soda in rum. Mix molasses and brown sugar with 3 tablespoons water and heat until sugar dissolves. Place rock sugar in a plastic bag and crush. Mix crushed rock sugar, flour, orange peel, cinnamon, anise and cloves. Knead together rum mixture, molasses mixture and rock sugar mixture to a smooth dough. Wrap dough in foil and refrigerate overnight.

2.

Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).

3.

Roll out dough about 5 mm thick (approximately 1/8 inch thick). Cut dough into rectangular biscuits about 2.5 x 6 cm (approximately 1 x 2 inches). Place dough biscuits spaced slightly apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush biscuits with milk and bake about 15 minutes. Remove biscuits from baking sheet to cool. Glaze or decorate biscuits as desired to serve.