Spiced shortbread cookies

Yield: 30 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Margarine, softened
⅔ cup Sifted powdered sugar
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
2 cups All purpose flour

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add spices, and beat well.

Stir in flour. Dough will be stiff. Shape dough into 1 1$ inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Lightly press cookies with a floured cookie stamp or fork to flatten to ¼ inch thickness. Bake at 325 for 15 to 18 minutes or until done. Let cool on wire racks. 2¼ dozen. Submitted By JULIE GLEITSMANN On 11-01-95

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