Molasses Sugar Cookies

Nita Bates Dineen

  • 3/4 C shortening (not vegetable oil)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir well and chilll for one hour. Heat oven to 375. Form dough into one-inch balls. Roll balls lightly in granulated sugar and place 2-3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or just until set. Makes 4 dozen.

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