Cookies in Syrup (Sheqerpare)

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2 c Sugar
3/4 c Water
2 Egg yolks
2 Whole cloves -; (to 3)
1/4 ts Vanilla extract
3/4 c Butter; softened
1/4 ts Baking soda
2 c Flour

Original recipe makes 30 servings



Mix 1 cup sugar and butter in bowl. Add yolks and stir until smooth. Add flour and baking soda and stir until soft dough forms. Roll out dough. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Place on baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees until pale gold, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make syrup. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar and water to boil in saucepan and cook until syrup spins a long thread, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and season with vanilla and cloves to taste. Remove cookies from oven when golden and cool. Pour hot syrup over cookies. Serve at room temperature. Yields about 30 (2-inch) cookies. Each cookie: 124 calories, 48 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol, 5 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 0.02 gram fiber Recipe Source: Los Angeles Times - 01-13-1999 Recipe from "The Best of Albanian Cooking" by Klementina and R. John Hysa (Hippocrene Books, $22.50) Formatted for Mastercook by Lynn Thomas -

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