(makes about 200)
Baking time: 10 minutes/batch
Oven temperature: 400 °F (200 °C)
1 1/4 cups(300g)margarine
1/4 cups (300 g) sugar
1 cup (250 g) dark syrup
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
about 7 cups (1 kg) white flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1. Boil the syrup and spices, add the margarine and beat until the mixture is cool.
2. Beat the eggs and sugar.
3. Mix the soda in with part of the flour and then combine with the syrup-margarine mixture. Add the whipped eggsand the rest of the flour. Do not knead the final mixture.
4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and leave overnight in a cool place.
5. Roll out the dough, cut up into shapes and bake the cookies in the oven until golden brown.