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Sugar ‘n’ Spice Cookies

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
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large 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 zest
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool.
  • For frosting, cream the confectioners' sugar, butter and zest in a large bowl. Gradually add lemon juice, beating until frosting achieves desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 169 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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