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 ohsweetbasil.com.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

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

 

Preparing:

  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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