Spice Cookies (Gewurzplatzchen)

Mathilde Teitgen

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@josymaude

I was hunting for cookie recipes that use Crisco Shortening and this one looked interesting.


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Ready in: 30-60 minutes serves, Makes: 48 cookies

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter or margarine
1/4 c
shortening
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1
large egg
1/4 c
molasses
2 1/2 c
flour unbleached, unsifted
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
1/2 tsp
ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and brown sugar until completely mixed. Stir in the egg and molasses until completely incorporated.
3
Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Stir into the sugar mixture until completely mixed in.
4
Scoop out the cookie dough using a spoon and form into 3/4-inch balls.
5
Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass that has been greased and dipped into sugar.
6
Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cookies cool completely on racks then store in airtight containers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom