Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Secret Spice Cookies

The Secret Spice Cookies were the one cookie on my baking list that I don't already have here on my blog, so I promised to share the recipe.  They are a lot like Gingersnaps or Molasses Crinkles, but with a notable difference.  Read on!

Secret Spice Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup soft shortening (like Crisco®) or use softened butter
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses 
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon black pepper
Additional sugar for dipping tops of cookies

Preheat the oven to 350º.  Cream the sugar and shortening (or butter) together until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in the egg and then the molasses.  Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.  Add to the sugar mixture and and thoroughly combine to form a dough. 

Form dough into 1-inch balls and dip tops in additional sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased (or parchment-lined, my choice) cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350º, or until set.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies. 

Happy Baking!


  1. Ah ha! Pepper...well I won’t be mentioning that ingredient to the fussy grands. 😉

    1. I don't think they will know, Vee. As you know by now, my hubby couldn't figure out the secret spice, but he really liked the cookies. I thought them delicious and plan on baking a second batch.

  2. Father in law used to make molasses coookies.... dh did it a few times. I think I'll get him to make some during the holidays.

    1. Yes, molasses cookies are wonderful during the holidays. There's just something so cozy about the molasses and spice flavors!


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