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Spiced Cutouts Recipe

Spiced Cutouts Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:108 servings


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 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


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; beat in molasses and egg. Combine flour, spices and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in peel. On a floured surface, roll the 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 each: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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