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Molasses Cookies


Molasses Cookies

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 4 cups flour

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ginger

  • 1/2  tsp cloves

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • In a large stand mixer combine the butter, sugar, egg and molasses. Mix for a minute or two until well combined.

  • Combine the flour, cloves, ginger cinnamon and baking soda and sift together.

  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Once chilled, scoop 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll into balls. Roll them around in a small cup of sugar and set onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack to cool.


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