Mace is a spice made from the covering of the nutmeg seed. It is similar in flavor to nutmeg but a bit more peppery. Try making your next batch of lemon cookies adding this less often used spice. This page contains lemon mace cookie recipes.
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Rolled cookies made with ground mace. Makes 3 - 4 dozen
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Rosina
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Combine flour, baking powder and mace. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar together.
Beat in eggs, then beat in the milk and vanilla extract.
Beat in lemon zest. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
Cover and chill for at least four hours.
3 Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/8 inch
thickness. Use a 2 inch round cookie cutter and cut into rounds.
Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
4 Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly colored. Cool
on cookie racks.
PFEFFERNUESSE (PEPPER NUT COOKIES)
Yield: 6 servings
3 c flour, sifted
1 ts baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Allspice
1/4 ts Ground Cloves (done by hand,
-if poss, for stronger
1/4 ts Nutmeg ("Yuch!", Grandma
-always "forgot" to add it)
1/4 ts Mace
3 Eggs, beaten light
3/4 c Sugar
Juice and grated rind 1
2/3 c Chopped Nuts
Measure flour and sift with baking powder, salt, and spices. Add sugar
slowly to beaten eggs and stir in lemon juice and grated lemon rind. Add
dry ingredients and nuts and mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours. Roll out 1/2"
thick and cut with tiny cutter 3/4" round. Let cookies stand over night in
cool place on ungreased cookie sheet. just before baking, put a drop of
brandy on each cookie. Bake brandy side up [don'tcha just love it?] in 300
deg F oven for 1/2 hour. Cool thoroughly and place in tightly covered jar.