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       Title: 1995 4th Place: Friendship Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   2 1/4 c  Unsifted all-purpose flour
     3/4 c  Vegetable oil
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
     1/4 c  Pure maple syrup
     1/4 c  Sorghum molasses
       2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground cardamom
     1/4 ts Salt
            Additional sugar for coating
  
      1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheet (s) ready.
   
      2. Combine all ingredients, except sugar for coating, in large bowl
     of an electric mixer. Beat on low speed until combined. Refrigerate
     to firm dough slightly, about 20 minutes.
   
      3. Roll into large balls, using  1/4 cup dough each for large
     cookies or a scant tablespoon for smaller cookies (dough will be
     soft). Roll in additional  sugar to coat. Arrange on baking sheet,
     spacing them 3 inches apart.
   
       4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes for large cookies and 10
     minutes for smaller ones. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute before
     transferring to wire rack  to cool.
   
     Fourth-place winner in the 1995 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie
     Contest: by Agnes Da Costa of Countryside
  
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