The name of these cookies might seem a bit contradictive, but it perfectly describes these cookies. They are rich in flavor, with molasses, and lots of spices. Yummy winter cookies.
To start, you need 1 stick (1/2 cup) soft butter and 1/4 c shortening.
And 1 cup Brown Sugar
Mix those until creamy.
Beat in an egg
Stir in a half cup of molasses.
Now add 1 tsp salt
Two teaspoons baking soda
And stir in 1 teaspoon each of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice and Ginger.
Add 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour. Be sure to scrape the sides occasionally. Mix well.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour. (I put mine into a smaller bowl that has a lid.
While I was making the dough, Hickory was sitting on a little table, intently looking out the window.
Now after an hour or two, heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line your baking stone/sheet with parchment paper. And put some sugar in a small bowl. 1/2 a cup or so.
Using a spoon or small scoop, scoop out about a rounded Tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball.
Roll the ball in the sugar to coat.
And place on the baking stone.
Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes. They will crack slightly and still be somewhat soft.
Let them cool a couple minutes before removing from the paper, and let them cool completely. Using a couple sheets of parchment paper makes this job very easy. I just use one baking stone, and keep it in the oven. When one batch is done, I slide the paper and cookies onto a cooling rack, and using another rack, slide the next batch right onto the stone. While one batch is baking, I can be preparing the other. It cuts down the time that the oven is on.
When they are all done, you have these little lovelies. Enjoy!