Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Chewy little spice cookies. Sugar, lots of spice, and everything nice!
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cardamom
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- In a bowl beat shortening with mixer on med speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1 1/2 tsp of cardamom reserving a 1/2 teaspoons Beat until combined.
- Beat in molasses and egg. Beat in flour.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the 1/4 sugar combined with reserved 1/2 tsp cardamom.
- Bake 375* for about 10 mins or until edges are set and tops are slightly cracked. (don't over bake)Cool on wire rack.
This is loaded with wonderful cardamom flavor! Mine did not turn into snaps (to the delight of my hubby, who loves soft cookies) as I baked them only for 8 minutes. I rotated halfway through baking and hot out of the oven there were just soft little morsels! After beating the shortening for 30 seconds, I then added the brown sugar only and creamed those two for about a minute or so, then added the rest. I added the egg first, then the molasses. I also added a pinch of salt, then added the flour in increments. These are definitely going to be made again. Thanks so much for sharing!
akgrown, thanks for posting this recipe. They had a lovely cardamom taste, which I was looking for. This went on my Christmas cookie platter and was very well received. thanks, again.