---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Frosted Spice Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
       1 c  Butter; softened
       1 c  Sugar
       1 c  Molasses
       1    Egg
       1 c  Sour milk*
       6 c  Flour
       1 tb Baking powder
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Chopped walnuts
       1 c  Golden raisins
       1 c  Chopped dates
            Frosting:
   3 3/4 c  Powdered sugar
     1/3 c  Orange juice
       2 tb 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    From  Taste of Home Magazine
  
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