Christmas Wishing Cookies
|3 1/4 c||all purpose flour|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|1 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|3/4 tsp||ground ginger|
|1/4 tsp||ground nutmeg|
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|1 1/2 c||sugar|
|1/2 tsp||finely shredded orange or lemon peel (i usually omit this)|
|2 c||confectioners' sugar|
Ok, I admit it... There were Christmases, when I just didn't have the time to bake loads of cookies. But even during those "slim cookie" years, I always made Wishing Cookies. They are, by far, my family's favorites. I have been making these with and for my boys since they were little (that means, I've been making these a loooong time.) They are a Swedish spice cookie with a tradition .....
Place the cookie in the palm of your left hand and press down on it with the thumb of your right hand. If the cookie breaks into 3 pieces and you can eat all three pieces without saying a word, you get to make a wish.
Of course we typically cut them into stars but sometimes I also make little gingerbread men.
Hope your family enjoys these as much as we do. Merry Christmas!