Cinnamon Molasses Cookies
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground allspice||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Instant coffee crystals||1 Teaspoon|
|Pecan halves/Walnut halves||36|
|Sifted powdered sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
• Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and allspice. In a large mixer bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat well.
• Stir water into coffee crystals till dissolved. Add coffee mixture and flour mixture alternately to shortening mixture, beating till well mixed.
• Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Press a nut half into the top of each. Bake in a 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
• Beat together sifted powdered sugar and enough of the milk to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies.