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Molasses Sugar Cookies

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.

Servings

40

Prep

2 min

Cook

8 min

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Skill Level

Easy