The longer these sit the better, but if you slice the cukes really thin on a mandolin, they will be pretty delicious in just a few hours.
Slice the unpeeled cucumbers
In a large pot, combine the sugar, vinegar, and spices. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat but do not boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the cucumbers and onions. Heat until the mixture returns to a gentle simmer, then immediately remove from the heat. Cool, then transfer to covered containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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