Note that these "balls" will be flat after baking.
Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton
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Ruth Moulton's Spice Balls
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
about 48 small cookies
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
about 48 small cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Combine the butter and 1 cup of the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in the egg and molasses.

Sift the flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and salt together onto a piece of parchment. Add to the butter mixture in 2 batches, beating just until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a pie plate. Shape the dough into walnut-size balls and roll in the sugar to coat. Arrange 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets and bake until cracked and dry but still soft, about 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to cool on wire racks.

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