You are here: Home » Recipes » Brown Cookies Brown Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 45 to 50 servings Maple syrup and savory spices star in these tasty little bites. PrintEmail Ingredients 3 cups unbleached bread flour1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves1 1/4 sticks butter1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar1 -- egg2/3 cup maple syrup or pancake syrup1 cup water50 whole almonds1 -- egg2 tablespoons water Instructions Mix the flour, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves together. Cream the butter with the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and syrup. Add the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the almonds and reduce the heat. Simmer for 50 to 60 seconds. Drain the almonds and press between two fingers to remove the skins. Roll the dough 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/2- to 3-inch cutter and arrange on a 12×17-inch cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Brush with a wash of 1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water and top each cookie with an almond. Place on the center oven rack and bake at 425F for 7 to 9 minutes or until firm. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Recipe reprinted with permission from Stig Hansen’s Cooking Danish, A Taste of Denmark (Eden, Utah, 2007).