Paprika Snaps (Vegan, I think)
These were inspired by the question "What kind of cookies do we bribe Steven Brust [author, Hungarian, fond of hot food] with to get him to write more quickly?" I brought a batch to the next SF convention in his neighborhood. Be warned: with appropriately hot paprika (perhaps fortified with a bit of cayenne), these cookies can bite back. The first one feels pleasantly tingly on the tongue. The second one feels distinctly warm. With the third, things start getting hot — but by then it's too late.
Bright orange cookies get a peculiar reaction from people.
(Recipe modified by Joel Polowin from "Crisp Ginger Cookies" recipe in Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Vol. 10, pg. 34)
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
Cream butter; add sugars; beat until light. Add corn syrup; mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and knead until smooth. Chill until firm.
Roll out on lightly floured board to less than 1/8" thickness. Cut with floured cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet in preheated 350°F. oven about 8 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen, depending on cookie size.
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