Cardamom adds a nice subtle flavor to these spicy, crisp cookies. These treats are perfect for the holidays, but my family asks for them year-round.—Delisa Narr, West Bend, Wisconsin
108 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat
- in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, spices and baking soda; add
- to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in peel.
- On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/16-in. thickness. Cut with
- a 2-1/2-in cookie cutter; place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 9 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 41 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium,