GERMAN SPICE COOKIES RECIPE

Ingredients GERMAN SPICE COOKIES RECIPE :

For the cookies:

  • 3 cups flour (I used 1 cup whole wheat pastry
    flour and two cups of white flour)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup ground almonds
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp packed finely grated lemon zest
    (from about 2 medium lemons)
  • 2 tsp packed finely grated orange zest
    (from 1 medium orange)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses

For the spiced sugar:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice

Directions to Make GERMAN SPICE COOKIES RECIPE

• In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients (flour through
almonds).
• In a large bowl beat together the butter and lemon and orange zest.
Add the brown sugar in three batches and mix until well combined.
• Beat in the egg then the molasses.
• Add the flour mixture in three additions, mixing until just
combined.
• Cover and refrigerate the dough until firm, at least 1 hour.
• Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment lined
cookie sheet (at least an inch apart).
• Bake at 350°F for about 12 minutes. (Don’t let the bottoms get too
dark).
• Let them cool a bit then drop warm cookies into the spiced icing
sugar and cool on a rack.

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