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Old 10-31-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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Molasses Sugar Cookies

My MIL makes these, and they're great!

Molasses Sugar Cookies
Yields: approximately 2 dz

c shortening
1 c sugar
c molasses
1 egg
2 c flour
2 t baking soda
t ground cloves
t ginger
1 t cinnamon
t salt
granulated sugar for rolling

Melt the shortening in a 3 - 4 qt saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat, and let cool. Add the sugar, molasses, and egg; beat well. Sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt; add to first mixture. Mix well, then chill. Form into 1” balls (or portion with a #40 scoop). Roll in granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake in a moderately hot oven, 375F for 8 - 10 minutes.


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I'll have to try these some day! They sound great!

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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I love molasses cookies. Thanks Allen!
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