Molasses Sugar Cookies

  • 10 mins
  • 11 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger, powdered
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Chewy and deliciously sweet.

  • Melt the shortening in a large sauce pan over low heat.
  • Let cool slightly.Add the sugar and molasses, stir then add in the egg and beat well.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, spices and salt.
  • Add the molasses mixture.
  • Mix well and chill, covered for several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Roll the balls in granulated sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until they have crackled.
  • Let cool slightly before removing to cooling racks.

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