1995 1st Place Swedish Spice Cookies

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Title: 1995 1st Place Swedish Spice Cookies
Yield: 60 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Holiday


2 1/4 c All-purpose flour, sifted
-before measuring
2 ts Baking soda
1 ts Ground cloves
1 ts Ground ginger
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1 ts Ground salt
3/4 c Unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c Sugar
1 Egg
1/4 c Molasses

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheet(s) ready. Sift
together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt; set aside.

2. Beat the butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar in large bowl of an
electric mixer on high speed until light, 1 minute. Add the egg and
molasses; mix well. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture. Mix just
until combined.

3. Using about 1 1/2 teaspoons dough for each, roll dough into balls.
Roll in the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar so they are fully coated.
Arrange on baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. If you prefer a
thin, crisp cookie, they may be flattened with a glass that has been
dipped in sugar.

4. Bake until set, 9 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

First-place winner in the 1995 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: by
Colleen Ries
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #338

From: Linda Place

Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 12:22:52 +0000