Formed Cookies Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)

posted by Angel 11-29-99 6:32 PM

Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)

1/2 cup Butter Or Margarine
1/4 cup Shortening
1 cup Brown Sugar -- Firmly Packed
1 Egg -- Large
1/4 cup Molasses
21/2 cups Flour -- Unbleached, Unsifted
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Cloves -- Ground
1/2 teaspoon Allspice -- Ground

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream butter, shortening, and brown sugar thoroughly. Blend in egg and molasses.

Sift together the remaining ingredients. Stir into sugar mixture. Shape dough into 3/4" balls. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass that has been greased and dipped into sugar.

Bake in preheated 350 F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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