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Molasses Cookies with a Kick

 Molasses Cookies with a Kick
This is a combination of spices that I have used for a long time. It's also one of my mother's favorite cookies. I get requests from her to make them year-round! —Tamara Rau, Medina, North Dakota
96 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground white pepper, cardamom and coriander
  • 3/4 cup turbinado (washed raw) sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the molasses, egg and ginger. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking
  • soda, cloves, cayenne, salt, nutmeg, white pepper, cardamom and
  • coriander; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1/2-in. balls; roll in turbinado sugar. Place 3 in. apart
  • on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes

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Molasses Cookies with a Kick (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 41 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.