Chilling time: One hour.
Cream butter or margarine with sugar and corn syrup. Stir in cinnamon, cloves and baking soda mixture. Add flour a little at a time, mixing well after each addition until stiff dough forms. Cover dough and refrigerate until firm.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove dough from refrigerator and roll to 1/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters into any Christmas shape you like. Alternatively, you can roll dough into logs about 1-inch in diameter and slice crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Contributor: pat ciesla
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