Molasses Sugar Cookies
Soft and chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies are a holiday favorite!
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 2.5-3 dozen
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teapsoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Melt shortening over low heat until is is completely liquid. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
  2. When the shortening has cooled, add in ¼ cup molasses, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg. To minimize dirty dishes, I just use the pan instead of a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the remaining ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the pan. This will make a somewhat stiff dough.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min.
  6. Roll dough into balls then roll balls in sugar.
  7. Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Cool on the cookie sheet for one minute then transfer to cooling rack.
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