Rating: 5 stars
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This classic spice cookie is a delicious addition to your holiday cookie collection.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 2005


Recipe Summary

4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine brown sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Cover and freeze 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Place water in a small bowl. Place granulated sugar in another small bowl. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip one side of each ball in water; dip wet side in sugar. Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 2g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 4mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 67mg; calcium 12mg.