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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
   Makes 4 dozen cookies.