Jun 1, 2010

Agave Nectar Spice Cookies


1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp cloves, ground
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 tsp ginger, ground
1 large egg
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups white flour, unbleached
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda


1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of brown sugar with 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening in a large bowl.
2. Beat mixture at a medium speed until light and fluffy.
3. Add 1/2 cup of agave nectar and 1 large egg to the bowl, beat well.
4. In another bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups of white flour with 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
5. Stir ingredients with a whisk.
6. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beat at a low speed until blended.
7. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and place it in the freezer for 1 hour.
8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
9. Place water 1/2 cup of water in a small bowl and 1/4 cup of sugar in another bowl.
10. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray.
11. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
12. Dip one side of each ball in water, then dip the wet side into the sugar.
13. Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
14. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Source: http://www.coreperformance.com/knowledge/recipes/

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