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Spice Cookies

No recipe image available.Chewy, old fashioned sugar-topped, molasses-sweetened spice cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly pack brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease two baking sheets; set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and salt into a mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter and shortening; add egg, blending until smooth, then mix in molasses. (Mixture may appear curdled at this point.) Gradually stir in flour mixture until well incorporated.
  4. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; place 2-inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass that has been greased and dipped into sugar.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.