Good molasses cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Melted shortening
¼ cup Molasses
1 cup Sugar
1 large Egg
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 cups Flour (Not self rising)
½ teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger (you can use less but we like the ginger taste)
½ teaspoon Salt

Mix sugar and molasses into melted shortening. Add beaten egg. Sift dry ingredients and mix in. Chill dough about 1 hour. Form into balls about the size of a large walnut, roll in sugar.

Place balls on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. (Until set but not hard) Balls will be puffy when you remove from oven. Drop cookie sheet on surface so cookies fall. The cookies will crinkle and have a beautiful appearance.

Remove from sheet to cooling rack. Store in airtight container.

These use to disappear before they were cool when my kids were still at home--so I usually doubled the batch and hoped there would be some left for the freezer. Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by mreingarcia@... (Marilyn R Garcia) on Apr 23, 1997

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