Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cookies - Day 2

Molasses Spice Crackles
1 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 large egg white
¼ cup sugar

1. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside.

2. Place butter and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add molasses and mix to combine. Add egg white and continue beating.

3. Add flour mixture and mix until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Gently press mixture into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F.

5. With slightly moistened hands, shape dough into small balls. Place granulated sugar in a bowl. Roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on a wire rack.

Yields 40 cookies.

Source: Cooking Light, October, 1996.

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