- 3/4 cup molasses
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground mace
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
- 1 beaten egg
- sifted powdered sugar
Combine molasses and honey in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat until throughly heated, stirring frequently.
Add shortening; stir until well blended. remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, mace, pepper and anise in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
Add egg to cooled molasses mixture, stirring until well blended.
Gradually pour molasses mixture into flour mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Allow dough to rest for 15 minutes.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and roll in powdered sugar.
Cool on wire racks. Makes 96 cookies