Yield: 4 servings
|1½ \N||Sticks unsalted butter|
|1 cup||Brown sugar|
|2 tablespoons||Plus 1 teaspoon molasses|
|1 tablespoon||Orange juice|
|1 tablespoon||Finely grated orange zest|
|2¾ \N||To 3 cups flour|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|½ teaspoon||Ground cloves|
|2 teaspoons||Ground cinnamon|
|2 teaspoons||Ground ginger|
Cream together the butter and sugar until light. Beat in 1 egg and mix in the molasses, orange juice, and zest. Sift together the dry ingredients and stir them into the wet ingredients to make a soft, smooth dough, adding more flour if dough is too sticky. Knead the dough three times on a lightly floured board.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape the dough into 3 logs, about 8-inches long, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Slice logs into thin circles, less than ⅛-inch thick.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
Yield: 5 dozen cookies
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