Spicy Seascape Cookies

3/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Thin Glaze (recipe below)

Thin Glaze Ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons hot water
Peach or coral paste food color

Heat oven to 325º. Grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, powdered sugar, molasses and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cardamom, cinnamon and baking soda. Roll one-third of dough at a time 1/8″ thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into sand dollars, starfish and scallops as directed below. Bake 7 – 9 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare Thin Glaze; decorate cookies as directed.

Thin Glaze Directions:

Mix all ingredients until smooth. If glaze becomes too stiff, add additional hot water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time.

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