MILD SPICE BITES
- 3/4 c. light-flavor molasses
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. butter (no substitutes)
- 4 c. AP flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 eggs
- Coarse decorating sugar or granulated sugar
Combine molasses, brown sugar, and butter in a large saucepan.
Heat and stir until melted.
Cool mixture about 20 minutes.
Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and pepper in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
Beat eggs into cooled molasses mixture with a wooden spoon.
Stir in flour mixture.
Cover dough with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till easy to handle.
Divide dough into six equal portions.
Roll each portion on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch rope.
Cut ropes diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces.
Brush the top of each piece with milk, and dip in coarse sugar or granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a 375-f degrees oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.
Transfer to wire racks and cool.