December 17, 2010

Sugar and Spice Cookies


I make these Sugar and Spice cookies every year. They are so simple, they can be made in one bowl, but I prefer to mix the moist ingredients first.


¾ cup softened shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1 egg
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
¼ molasses
Extra granulated sugar

Preheat your oven to 350F

Cream the shortening and the sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the egg and the molasses.
In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and spices. Gradually add to the moist ingredients. You can use a fork or an electric mixer.

Form the dough into small balls – around 1 actual teaspoonful. Roll the balls of dough into granulated sugar. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or Silpat.

Bake for 11 minutes for chewy cookies, 13 minutes for crispy. Makes about 40 cookies if you don’t sample the dough!!

above picture: Lesleycooks.com

5 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Yum!!!

Giulia said...

Thank you so much, Hazel. On my shivery winter walk to the market this aft. I've got to pick up molasses but then I can make these. I like the big sites for recipes but it's kind of remote, you know? I mean, who to blame when it all goes wrong:) News & perhaps a few pix over the weekend. Julie is particularly interested in sugar & spice cookies being made as she thinks the title refers to her.xo

Giulia said...

I forgot to say that I loved seeing the red & green background today. Very cheerful & most welcome!

Kat Mortensen said...

As soon as I get some shortening, I'm making these! They sound really easy and scrummy too!

Kat

studioJudith said...

ALWAYS
the moist ingredients first.

These look yummy.

judith