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Mild Spice Bites

Unlike a stronger flavored ginger cookie, this recipe for Mild Spice Bites takes a much lighter molasses flavor. It is perfect for shipping over the holidays. It is very light in weight and it stores well. A thin milk glaze is applied to the top with a sprinkle of sugar to top it off.

Mild Spice Bites
Makes about 60

3/4 c. light-flavor molasses
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter (no substitutes)
4 c. AP flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
Coarse decorating sugar or granulated sugar

1. Combine molasses, brown sugar, and butter in a large saucepan. Heat and stir until melted. Cool mixture about 20 minutes. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and pepper in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

2. Beat eggs into cooled molasses mixture with a wooden spoon. Stir in flour mixture. Cover dough with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till easy to handle.

3. Divide dough into six equal portions. Roll each portion on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch rope. Cut ropes diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces. Brush the top of each piece with milk, and dip in coarse sugar or granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake in a 375-f degrees oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens - Christmas Cookies 1999


  1. Those sound good!

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    Take care.

    The recipe looks so yummy! Looking forward to making things from your big stash of recipes!


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