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       Title: 1995 1st Place: Swedish Spice Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 60 servings
  
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour, sifted
            -before measuring
       2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground cloves
       1 ts Ground ginger
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground salt
     3/4 c  Unsalted butter, softened
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
     1/4 c  Molasses
  
       1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheet (s) ready.
     Sift together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt; set aside.
   
       2. Beat the butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar in large bowl
     of an electric mixer on high speed until light, 1 minute. Add the egg
     and molasses;  mix well. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture.
     Mix just until combined.
   
       3. Using about 1 1/2 teaspoons dough for each, roll dough into
     balls. Roll  in the remaining  1/2 cup granulated sugar so they are
     fully coated. Arrange  on baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.
     If you prefer a thin, crisp  cookie, they may be flattened with a
     glass that has been dipped in sugar.
   
       4. Bake until set, 9 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let
     cool.
   
     First-place winner in the 1995 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie
     Contest: by Colleen Ries
  
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