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Ingredients (8)

  • 1/2 pound softened unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cloves for garnish
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories258
  • Fat15.99g
  • Saturated fat9.87g
  • Trans fat0.62g
  • Carbs23.99g
  • Fiber0.87g
  • Sugar0.16g
  • Protein3.84g
  • Cholesterol53.96mg
  • Sodium8.08mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (12 servings) Powered by

These are the clove cookies that you wish your grandmother would have made.


  1. 1Beat 1/2 pound softened unsalted butter with 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon brandy until creamy and smooth.
  2. 2Blend in 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves. Chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. 3Preheat the oven to 350°F. Shape the dough into small, flat crescents. Press 1 clove into the center of each cookie. Bake on ungreased baking sheets for 12 to 15 minutes, or until set but not brown. Cool, then dust generously with powdered sugar.
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