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       Title: Braune Zucker Platzchen (Brown Sugar Cookies)
  Categories: German, Cookies
       Yield: 6 servings
   1 1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Frimly Packed          1 ts Cinnamon
     2/3 c  Shortening                        1/2 ts Cloves
       2 ea Eggs; Large                       1/4 ts Salt
       2 tb Milk                                2 c  Unbleached Flour
       1 tb Orange Rind; Grated                 1 c  Raisins
       2 ts Baking Powder                     1/2 c  Nuts; Chopped, If Desired
   Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, milk and
   orange rind.  Stir togethr baking powder, spices, salt and flour.  Mix
   into sugar mixture.  Stir in raisins and nuts, if used.  Drop dough by
   teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees F. about 10
   to 12 minutes, or until done.  Remove from baking sheets and cool cookies
   on rack.  Store in airtight tins.
   Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.