Chewy Spice Cookies

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Chewy Spice Cookies
Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper ensure there’s plenty of warm, complex flavors in these classic cookies. Get the recipe. Photo: Victor Schrager
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
42 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening (preferably trans-fat-free)

  • cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and cloves.

  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in the egg, molasses, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined (do not overmix).

  3. Place the granulated sugar on a plate. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls; roll in the sugar to coat. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Using a glass, press the balls to a ⅜-inch thickness and sprinkle with more granulated sugar.

  4. Bake, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the edges are firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 13mg 72%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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