Gossamer Spice Cookie Recipe

The gossamer spice cookie recipe comes from northern European descent. The literal translation is something that is light and delicate, which perfectly describes these spiced up, paper thin cookies!


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2/3 stick (1/3 cup) salted butter, softened
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Cookie sheets
Rolling pin
2-inch round scalloped cookie cutter
Plastic wrap

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, apple pie spice, cloves, cardamom, and red pepper; set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer set on medium speed.
Step 3: Add molasses and brown sugar and beat until combined.
Step 4: Gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined.
Step 5: Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 6: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 7: Lightly flour a working surface and rolling pin. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/16 inch thick.
Step 8: Using a 2-inch round scalloped cookie cutter, cut out dough and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat process for remaining portion of dough
Step 9: Bake for 5-6 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately transfer cookies to cooling surface.

Makes 60 cookies.