Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)

Course : Cookies
Serves: 48
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1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour -- unbleached, unsifted
1/4 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1/2 tablespoon cloves -- ground
1/2 tablespoon allspice -- ground

Preparation / Directions:

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


Nutritional Information:

68 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (41% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 9mg Cholesterol; 214mg Sodium

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