spice cookies (gewurzplatzchen)

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By Mathilde Teitgen
from Sarasota, FL

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

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

Ingredients For spice cookies (gewurzplatzchen)

  • 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
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How To Make spice cookies (gewurzplatzchen)

  • 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.
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