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Digestive Biscuits

4 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp Cream of tartar
1 cup butter 1 Lightly beaten egg
1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp Baking soda

Cut butter into flour until mixture is like coarse meal. Add all other ingredients, but only enough water to make dough into pastry consistency. Roll out on a floured surface till very thin 1/8" to 1/4" thick). Cut into small rounds depending on what size you prefer. Bake at 375 F on *unoiled* baking sheets until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Cool on rack. They are delicious spread with cream cheese and apricot preserves --or strawberry, or red currant jelly, etc.

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