Christmas Spice Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, soften
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup dark molasses
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Blend in orange juice, corn syrup and molasses. Combine flours, giner, baking soda, salt, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Chill 3-4 hours or overnight.

Roll a portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place 2-inches apart on greased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will be soft and chewy if bakes 12 minutes--crunchy if baked longer.

Yield 6-7 dozen.

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