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Cardamom Snaps

Makes: 48 servings Yield: 48 cookies
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins
Cardamom Snaps
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  shortening
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cardamom
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  cup  mild-flavored molasses
  • 1  egg
  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup  granulated sugar
Directions

1. In a mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the cardamom, and the cinnamon. Beat on medium to high speed until combined. Beat in molasses and egg. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in mixture of granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cardamom to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake in 375 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are slightly cracked. Cool on wire rack. Package 6 cookies in a small glass tumbler; seal with waxed paper; tie with string. Makes about 48 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Cardamom Snaps)
  • Servings Per Recipe 48,
  • cal. (kcal) 76,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 4,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 11,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 30,
  • Potassium (mg) 49,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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