Filled Molasses Cookies
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour/Unbleached flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Orange marmalade||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Chopped dates/Candied fruits / raisins||2 Tablespoon|
Heat oven to 375°.
Mix brown sugar, shortening, egg, molasses and buttermilk.
Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg.
Divide dough into 3 equal parts.
Roll each part 1/16 inch thick on floured surface.
Cut into 2-inch rounds.
Spoon 1/2 teaspoon marmalade onto half of the rounds; cover with remaining rounds.
Top each cookie with piece of date.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched.