Molasses Sugar Cookies


  • 1 and 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs, plus 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • extra sugar and or vanilla sugar for rolling
These cookies are chewy and flavored with molasses, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla.

  • Melt the shortening over low heat and then let cool.
  • Add the molasses, sugar and eggs and beat well.
  • Mix the cloves, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  • Mix in flour, then chill for 60-90 minutes. (it won’t get really firm)
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, then roll again in the sugar and or vanilla sugar.
  • Add cookies to baking sheets and press down slightly, do not over crowd.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10  minutes.

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