2 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter -- softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar and spices; reserve 1/2 cup of mixture in shallow bowl. Add cocoa powder to mixer bowl; stir to blend. Add butter; beat at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat at low speed until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat at low speed until combined. Stir in flour and baking powder.
Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into ball; roll in reserved sugar-spice mixture. Place on parchment-lined baking shee. Repeat with remaining dough, placing balls 2 inches apart. Bake in 350 F oven until edges are firm, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
Per Cookie: Calories 110, Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 22 mg, Sodium 43 mg, Carbohydrate 16g, Fiber 1g.
Source: Dierberg's Everybody Cooks, September2006
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