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Sea Island Spice Cookies

Yield 5 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sifted powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well.

  2. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture, stirring well.

  3. Shape into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool completely on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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