The Great Cookie Experiment – Sugar and Spice Cookies

The Great Cookie Experiment – Sugar and Spice Cookies

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I wasn’t sure about this recipe when I first saw it.  A spice cookie spread with lemon frosting?  Would that even be good?  I’d heard of pairing lemon with gingerbread, though, so it must be a pretty good combination.  As it turns out, it’s an excellent combination, and this is an excellent cookie!

The spice cookie is the right combination of crisp and chewy with rich molasses, and the right amount of spices.  The lemon frosting is tart and sweet and the perfect compliment to the cinnamon and cloves!  Autumn is coming, and these are a great autumn cookie!  Make these!

Sugar and Spice Cookies

Sugar and Spice Cookies

 

¾ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

2 cups flour

1 ½ tsp ground ginger

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¾ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp salt

In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg.  Mix well.  Beat in Molasses.  Combine dry ingredients.  Add to the 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.

Lemon Frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar

3 Tbl butter, softened

1 tsp grated lemon peel

3-4 Tbl lemon juice

For frosting, cream powdered sugar, butter, and peel in a bowl.  Gradually add lemon juice, beating until the frosting achieves desired spreading consistency.  Frost cookies.  Makes about 4 ½ dozen.

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