Old Fashioned Spice Cookies
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Soft vegetable shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Uncooked rolled oats||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Quick / Old Fashioned)|
|Currants||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Confectioners sugar||1 Tablespoon|
1. Blend flour, salt, baking soda, and spices in a bowl. Add shortening, sugars, egg, and water; beat with electric mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes). Stir in oats and currants.
2. Chill dough thoroughly.
3. Roll only a small portion of chilled dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness on a pastry canvas or board lightly sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Cut with a floured 3-inch round cutter. Put onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
4. Bake at 375°F 8 to 10 minutes.