1995 1st Place: Swedish Spice Cookies

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

This was posted for the ZWT 2006. I have not tried this recipe and it is compliments of fooddownunder.com by Colleen Ries. These were the first-place winner in the 1995 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie contest.

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Have ungreased baking sheet(s) ready.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt; set aside.
  4. Beat the butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar in large bowl of an electric mixer on high speed until light, 1 minute.
  5. Add the egg and molasses; mix well.
  6. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture.
  7. Mix just until combined.
  8. Using about 1 1/2 teaspoons dough for each, roll dough into balls.
  9. Roll in the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar so they are fully coated.
  10. Arrange on baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  11. If you prefer a thin, crisp cookie, they may be flattened with a glass that has been dipped in sugar.
  12. Bake until set, 9 to 10 minutes.
  13. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.