Sugar and Spice Cookies

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
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   teaspoon   baking powder
1   teaspoon   ground ginger
1   teaspoon   ground cinnamon
1/2   teaspoon   ground cloves
1/2   teaspoon   ground nutmeg
1/2   teaspoon   ground allspice
1/2   teaspoon   ground cardamom
1/4   teaspoon   salt
1   teaspoon   vanilla extract
1/2   cup   granulated sugar
Heat oven to 350F.

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

Stir in molasses and egg.

Add rest of ingredients except for the 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix well.

Shape dough into walnut size balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool on rack.

Makes 60 cookies
Per Cookie: 65 Calories; 2g Fat (33.7% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 51mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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