Moravian Ginger Cookies II

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These are lower in fat than most cookies, but still delicious! Try using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, if you wish.

2
2
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 dozen

Ingredients

  • cup molasses

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 dash ground allspice

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ tablespoons half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. Mix molasses, shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Roll half of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness or paper-thin on a floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 3 inch rounds with floured cutter.

  4. Place about 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 1/8 inch thick cookies about 8 minutes; paper-thin cookies about 5 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

  5. To Make Frosting: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1-2 tablespoons half-and-half until of spreading consistency. Spread frosting on cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
9g Fat
59g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 311mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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