Monday, January 5, 2009

Shaker Spice Cookies with Recipe

Madison, a brand new blogger, requested I post the recipe for Shaker Spice Cookies that Nina and I baked before Christmas.
And since I have not updated my blog in a week, this seemed like the perfect time.

I have been baking this recipe for about 10 years. We used to live in the country and one day I wanted to bake cookies but had no butter or shortening on hand. I did an internet search for cookie recipes that use oil and found this one.
I think it is originally from a Marion Cunningham cookbook.

 Shaker Spice Cookies 

2/3 c Vegetable oil
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Molasses
1 Egg
2 c Flour
2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Cloves
1/2 ts Ginger
1 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Put the vegetable oil, sugar, molasses and egg into a mixing bowl and
using a spoon, beat until well mixed.
(No need to use a mixer unless you just want to)

Combine the flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt in
a bowl and stir with a fork until well mixed.

Add to the liquid ingredients and stir until blended.

Make tablespoon size balls from the cookie dough - I use a small Pampered Chef cookie scoop.
Roll each ball into sugar and flatten just a little.

Bake for 10 or 11 minutes.
(Bake just until they start to look done, they will be chewier if not over-baked.
  Yields 48 cookies

PER COOKIE: 65 calories, 1 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat (0 g
saturated), 4 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 0 g fiber,


  1. Oooooh, this sounds so very good! I may just have to try these some time. I LOVE all the spices listed! Thank you!

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  3. Hi Rhonda,
    These look good. Thanks for sharing.


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