Soft And Chewy Spice Cookies

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Spice cookies are an all time favorite of mine.  I love spices, so naturally, these cookies are right up my alley.  Usually, the thin and crunchy cookies are what I love, but for the moment, these have won my heart.  They are the closet that I have come to replicating the ginger cookies that my cousin Kurt makes, which I adore and look forward to when there is a family get together. The recipe is courtesy of

Makes about 3 dozen cookies


1/4   cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2   cup shortening

1   cup light brown sugar

1   large egg

1/2    cup molasses

2 1/2    cups all-purpose flour

1/2   teaspoon salt (I use pink himalayan)

1 1/4   teaspoons cinnamon

1 1/4   teaspoons ground ginger

1 1/4   teaspoons all-spice

2   teaspoons baking soda

white sugar for rolling



  1.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, shortening, and brown sugar until  light and fluffy.
  2.  Add egg and molasses, combining well.
  3.  Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, all-spice, and baking soda in a bowl and add  to the butter/sugar mixture 1/3 at a time until fully incorporated.
  4.  Chill dough for 1 hour (I made the dough before I went to bed and chilled it  overnight, making the cookies in the morning).
  5.  Using a teaspoon, scoop out dough and shape into balls, roll in sugar, and place on  a baking sheet.
  6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.
  7.  Remove to a cooling rack, cool and enjoy!

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