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Clove Cookies


clove cookes

I have books and folders and boxes full of recipes that I must make.  I am constantly ripping pages out of magazines, scribbling food ideas in my notebooks, knocking up a list of ingredients on my phone.  I love pulling them out and perusing my options in my search for inspiration. This cookie recipe has been lurking towards the top of one pile for about 6 months, but I have finally gotten to it.  And it is a good one!

The source of this recipe is a blog called The Runaway Spoon (http://therunawayspoon.com/blog/2010/10/clove-cookies/), which is a blog full of delicious food.

You need to like cloves to enjoy this recipe, but if you do, you will find them delicious and wonderfully simple to make.


  • 1/2 c  melted  butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 t ground cloves

Stire the melted butter into the sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth.

Sift flour and cloves into the butter mixture and mix until well blended.  Chill the dough in the refridgerator for at least 15 minutes to firm.

Pre-heat oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Drop small teaspoon of dough onto the trays and space them about an inch apart. Press down lightly. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until the cookies have spread and the edges start to brown. Leave to cool for one minute and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.  Makes approximately 2 dozen.