Formed Cookies Molasses Sugar Cookies

posted by Mona M 03-09-102 6:00 AM

Molasses Sugar Cookies
from Little Rock Cooks... Recipes Handed Down from Generation to Generation

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt shortening in a 2 or 3 quart saucepan over low heat; cool. Add sugar, molasses, and egg; beat well. Sift together soda, flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt and add to molasses mixture. Mix well. Chill. Form dough into 1-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

YIELD: 3 dozen

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