Molasses Cookies

 

Summary: makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Beat together brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients.
  4. Shape dough into balls the size of smallish walnuts. Dip tops in white sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugared sides up, about 2″ apart.
  5. Bake 13-16 minutes, or until just set and cookies appear dry. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

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