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Molasses Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

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.

Servings

6

Prep

1 hr

Cook

8 min

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Skill Level

Easy