Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies Recipe
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Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies Recipe

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An inexpensive meal can still include dessert like these simple cookies. They are a sweet and tart treat.—Dottie LaPierre, Woburn, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 27 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • LEMON FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 169 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool.
  3. For frosting, cream the confectioners' sugar, butter and peel in a large bowl. Gradually add lemon juice, beating until frosting achieves desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 169 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"In a time crunch, I used prepackaged gingersnap cookies but made the frosting as stated. I got so many raves for this dessert when I paired it with a bbq luncheon. The frosting was not runny and kept it's shape. Instead of spreading the frosting on the top of the cookies, I dipped half the cookie from the side and put two on a dessert plate. The added lemon zest gave the wow factor. I plan on making the cookies from the recipe next time."

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