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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Suzanne Friedmann
Added: Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup sugar, plus extra sugar for rolling
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg at room temperature
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 tsp cloves (optional)
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F. Heat shortening until melted and transfer to a bowl. Cool shortening slightly but do not allow to solidify. Add sugar, egg and cinnamon and mix well. Thoroughly combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Chill dough.. By hand roll dough into approximate 1 inch diameter balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Space balls approximately 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to form cracks. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Cookies will continue to cook and form cracks. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely. Do not over bake cookies. Finished cookies should be slightly crisp on the outside but chewy and moist on the inside.

 

 

 

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