Jumbo molasses cookies

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Dark molasses
½ cup Water
4 cups All-purpose flour
1½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1½ teaspoon Ground ginger
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Ground allspice
Sugar

From: Willijiffy@... (Jennifer R. Williams) Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 18:22:43 GMT This is from Betty Crocker's Cookbook, Sixth Edition: Mix 1 cup sugar and the shortening. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough ¼ inch thick on generously floured cloth-covered board. Cut into 3-inch circles; sprinkle with sugar. Place about 1½ inches apart on well-greased cookie sheet. Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 dozen cookies; 115 calories per cookie.

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