1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. molasses
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. citron
1/3 c. chopped nuts
Mix honey and molasses and bring to boil, then cool
thoroughly. Add brown sugar, well beaten egg, lemon rind and
juice. Sift flour before measuring. Mix and sift, flour,
soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg and stir into the
honey and sugar mixture. Add citron and nuts. Let stand
overnight in cool place.
In the morning, roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut
with square cookie cutter. Place cookies very close together
on greased baking sheet. Bake in 400 degrees oven about 15 minutes.
Spread icing over cookies while hot.
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. powdered sugar
Boil sugar and water until hair appears on spoon.
Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar. If icing becomes
stiff, reheat, adding a bit of water.
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