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Gewurzplatzchen (spice Cookies)

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/2  cup  Butter Or Margarine
1/4  cup  Shortening
1  cup  Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1    Egg, Large
1/4  cup  Molasses
2 1/2  cups  Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
2  teaspoons  Baking Soda
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  Ginger
1/2  teaspoon  Cloves, Ground
1/2  teaspoon  Allspice, Ground

Cream butter, shortening, and brown sugar thoroughly. Blend in egg and molasses. Sift together the remaining ingredients. Stir into sugar mixture. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass that has been greased and dipped into sugar. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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