*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           FROSTED SPICE COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           Butter -- softened
    1      cup           Sugar
    1      cup           Molasses
    1                    Egg
    1      cup           Sour milk*
    6      cups          Flour
    1      tablespoon    Baking powder
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    1      teaspoon      Ground cinnamon
    1      teaspoon      Ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
    1      cup           Chopped walnuts
    1      cup           Golden raisins
    1      cup           Chopped dates
                         -----FROSTING-----
    3 3/4  cups          Powdered sugar
      1/3  cup           Orange juice
    2      tablespoons   Butter -- melted
 
 In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add molasses, egg and milk; mix
well.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt;
gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.  Chill for
30 minutes.  Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 thickness.
 Cut with a 2 1/2 cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees
12-15 minutes. Cool completely. For frosting, beat all ingredients in a small
bowl until smooth. Frost cookies.
 
  * - To sour milk, add 1 Tbsp. vinegar to milk and let stand for 5 minutes.
 
  Makes:  5-6 dozen 
 
 
 
 
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