Frosted spice cookies

Yield: 60 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; softened
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Molasses
1 \N Egg
1 cup Sour milk*
6 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Chopped walnuts
1 cup Golden raisins
1 cup Chopped dates
3¾ cup Powdered sugar
⅓ 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 ¼" thickness. Cut with a 2½" 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 Recipe by: Taste of Home Magazine Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Nancy Berry <nlberry@...> on Feb 16, 1998

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