Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Molasses Sugar Cookies


¾ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

¼ cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp baking soda

2 cup flour

½ tsp cloves

½ tsp ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt


Melt shortening in a 3 or 4 quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat, let cool. Add sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well. Mix together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Add the first mixture. Mix well. Chill. Form in 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheets two inches apart. Bake in oven 375 for 8-10 minutes.

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