Molasses cookies i

Yield: 40 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Molasses
½ cup Shortening
¾ cup Dark-brown sugar
1 Egg
¼ teaspoon Ground ginger
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
1 cup Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

OPTIONAL SPICES

PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350F. Mix the molasses, shortening, brown sugar and egg in a bowl, combining well. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda together, add to the first mixture and blend thoroughly. Arrange by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart, and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.

FOR SPICED MOLASSES COOKIES: Add ground ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the flour mixture.

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