Chinese Five Spice Cake

Amount

 Measure

 Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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 ------------

 --------------------------------

3/4

 cup

 unsalted butter -- softened

1/2

 cup

 granulated sugar

1/2

 cup

 dark brown sugar -- packed

1/4

 cup

 molasses

2 1/2

 cups

 all-purpose flour

1

 whole

 egg

1 1/2

 teaspoons

 baking soda

1/4

 teaspoon

 salt

2

 teaspoons

 Chinese Five Spice -- see recipe

Frosting

1

 cup

 confectioner's sugar

3

 tablespoons

 2% low-fat milk

1

 teaspoon

 vanilla extract

2

 ounces

 crystallized ginger -- minced fine

Heat oven to 350F.

Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add egg and molasses to butter mix. 

Add flour, baking soda, and Chinese five spice.

Shape dough into walnut size balls. Put on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Cool on rack.

Mix icing ingredients together except for ginger. Ice the cookies and sprinkle with ginger.

Makes 60 cookies
Per Serving: 70 Calories; 2g Fat (31.6% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 44mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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