Friday, December 11, 2009

Spiced Crescent Moon Cookies

I've been trying to put a Wiccan spin on my holiday baking this year. I stumbled across this recipe. I think it sounds scrumptious!!


Spiced Crescent Moon Cookies

3/4 cup vegetable shortening at room temp
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 drops almond extract
confectioners sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375� F.

In a bowl cream the shortening with the brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy and stir in the egg and the molasses. In another bowl stir together the flour, the baking soda, the cinnamon, the ginger, the cloves and the salt. Add the flour mixture in small amounts to the shortening mixture, and blend the dough well. Chill the dough for 1 hour. Cut the dough into crescent moon shapes. Arrange on greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with the confectioners sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 min. Allow them to cool on paper.

Makes approx. 38 cookies.

3 Thoughts:

  1. Sounds wonderful! Love the cresent moon shape! Thanks for sharing....just printed it out and will give them a try this weekend.


  2. Awesome!!
    Let me know how they turn out :)

  3. I'll have to try it too! Just the fact that they are crescent shaped makes me want to try it! :P