My children love spice cookies at any time. I think most children love them. I am enclosing a recipe that moms and dads can have their children help with during the baking at Christmas. Every child keeps their special memories of every day with the family and I sure remember mine from when I was a little girl.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
60
Yield:
4 -5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the sugar, molasses, butter or margarine, and oil together. Add 2 cups of the flour and the baking soda, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is stiff. Flatten into disks and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 18.3g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 4.1mg; sodium 104.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
great cookies! I had too make up most of it because i used maple syrup unstead of sugar but they turned out great! As for them being deflated one cut them thicker and 2 let them sit for a few min before eating these have amazing taste thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2003
The dough was marvelous - I'm sure at least a dozen cookies worth of dough ended up in my stomach - but the resulting cookies were deflated and underwhelming. Maybe she meant Baking POWDER instead of baking SODA? Maybe she meant 18 minutes instead of 8? Who knows. Needs some tinkering. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
great cookies! I had too make up most of it because i used maple syrup unstead of sugar but they turned out great! As for them being deflated one cut them thicker and 2 let them sit for a few min before eating these have amazing taste thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
These cookies are also a family tradation. I am so glad the Carol submitted it. Everyone who loves Christmas should try these cookies. They are a taste of heaven! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2003
The dough was marvelous - I'm sure at least a dozen cookies worth of dough ended up in my stomach - but the resulting cookies were deflated and underwhelming. Maybe she meant Baking POWDER instead of baking SODA? Maybe she meant 18 minutes instead of 8? Who knows. Needs some tinkering. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2007
I wanted to try something different for my Christmas cookies. These sounded good and taste great. BUT they didn't firm up in the refrigerator and it took more like 5 1/2 cups of flour. And I agree with the person who said maybe it should be baking powder rather than baking soda. I tried thicker cooking them less....everywhich way just didn't work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
Excellent recipe that was easy to make. Instead of putting one teaspoon of each spice I put four teaspoons of all spice. Also I tryed a few with and with out icing and I definately think they need a simple Luke warm water and icing sugar icing make them perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
Every year i try a few new cookie recipes but it takes a really special cookie to get on my list of "regulars". This cookie made it not just for its wonderfully zingy spiciness but for its ability to stay chewy all through the season Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2007
i made these at Xmas time and they didn't really suit me. some of my tasters loved them but i thought the molassas was FAR too over powering. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2006
These are a tasty cookie. They use a ton of molasses though! I think the only thing I will do different if I make them again is roll them out a lot thicker and cook them less. They were a bit on the crispy side this time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
These are great! My boyfriend loved them! Perhaps next time I'll use less molasses and see how it turns out because I felt that the taste was a bit too strong. After a few days it did taste better though.. These are very nice cookies! (: Read More
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