Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening (ex. Crisco)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
additional granulated sugar for rolling cookies
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Mix sugar, shortening, egg and molasses well. Sift dry ingredients and mix into the dough. Chill. Make into balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cooking sheet. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 8 – 10 minutes.Cookies should be removed from oven while still soft and moist, not cooked dry.

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