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       Title: Braune Zucker Platzchen (Brown Sugar Cookies)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 6 servings
   1 1/2 c  Brown sugar; frimly packed
     2/3 c  Shortening
       2    Eggs; large
       2 tb Milk
       1 tb Orange rind; grated
       2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
     1/4 ts Salt
       2 c  Unbleached flour
       1 c  Raisins
     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.