This classic spice cookie is about as quick to shape as it is to eat.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg egg beater
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 ounces)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Combine brown sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Cover and freeze 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place water in a small bowl. Place granulated sugar in another small bowl. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip one side of each ball in water; dip wet side in sugar. Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
Yield: 4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
CALORIES 66(27% from fat); FAT 2g (sat 0.5g,mono 0.7g,poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 0.7g; CHOLESTEROL 4mg; CALCIUM 12mg; SODIUM 67mg; FIBER 0.2g; IRON 0.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.8g
Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2005
I don't know how people feel about shortening, but I figure since the overall fat percentage is pretty good for a cookie I will go for it!
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