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       Title: Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies)
  Categories: German, Cookies
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter Or Margarine               1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 c  Shortening                          2 ts Baking Soda
       1 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed          1 ts Cinnamon
       1 ea Egg; Large                        1/2 ts Ginger
     1/4 c  Molasses                          1/2 ts Cloves; Ground
   2 1/2 c  Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted       1/2 ts Allspice; Ground
  
   Cream butter, shortening, and brown sugar thoroughly.  Blend in egg and
   molasses.  Sift together the remaining ingredients.  Stir into sugar
   mixture.  Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on
   greased baking sheets.  Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass that
   has been greased and dipped into sugar.  Bake in preheated 350 degrees F.
   oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool cookies on racks and store in airtight
   tins.
   Makes 4 dozen cookies.
  
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