Friday, December 28, 2007

Molasses Sugar Cookies

One more favorite cookie from my husband's childhood. These are some of my very favorites because I really like molasses. I'm not sure of the amount this makes.

3/4 cup shortening; melt over low heat and cool slightly

Add and beat well:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chill the dough. Form into 1" balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.


Jerry said...

These look great. Some molasses cookies aren't spicy enough but this recipe seems to have a good balance.

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Patti said...

My Mom used to make molasses cookies and I loved them! I'm going to have to make me a batch! :)

Becky said...

My mom used to make some like this too. They were fun for us kids to roll into balls and into the sugar. Great warm right out of the oven....