Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)

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Title: Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: German, Cookies, Desserts


1/2 c Butter Or Margarine
1/4 c Shortening
1 c Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
1 Egg; Large
1/4 c Molasses
2 1/2 c Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted
1/4 ts Salt
2 ts Baking Soda
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Ginger
1/2 ts Cloves; Ground
1/2 ts Allspice; Ground

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.

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