Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)

Course : German
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

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 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves ground
1/2 teaspoon 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 350F oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 dozen cookies.


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