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
2-inch round scalloped cookie cutter
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.Tags: Gossamer Spice Cookie