Molasses Cookies

molasses cookiesA recipe passed down from my own mom and one of my favorites. These molasses cookies aren’t too spicy but perfectly chewy, they store well and can be frozen. Great for gift giving or shipping and perfect for making in large batches for Christmas gatherings.

Molasses Cookies

American, Dessert
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • Mix all ingredients, chill dough for 2 hours. Shape into 1 inch balls; dip one side in white sugar and place sugar side up on cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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