Makes about 5 dozen
Molasses Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light unsulfered molasses
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter heavy large cookie sheets. Melt shortening in heavy small saucepan over low heat. Pour into large bowl and let stand until cool, but not set. Mix in 1 cup sugar, molasses and egg. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt and nutmeg in small bowl. Stir into shortening mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.
Shape dough into 1 inch diameter balls. Roll each in sugar, coating completely. Place on prepared cookie sheets spacing 2 inches apart. bake until cookies are just barely set (surface may crack), about 8 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.
|Some of the ingredients for Molasses Sugar Cookies|
I sent a batch of these to my niece Kate for her birthday, which is this Monday. I also sent some to my son and niece Allison in Tallahassee. Allison- if you didn't get your cookies, talk to Chris. And enjoy!