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Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Paula White
Added: Friday, January 2, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar (may substitute Splenda or other sugar substitute)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 egg
3/4 cup Crisco
1/4 cup molasses

Directions:
Directions:
Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl. Add the egg and Crisco (the solid kind). Mix well, then add the molasses and mix again. (Hands, especially kid helping hands, work best for this part.) Refrigerate overnight or for several hours to chill.

Roll into balls about the size of two thumbs. Drop the balls into a baggie of sugar to coat and then place on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Cook at 350 for 8-10 minutes.


Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 4 dozen, depending on the size of the dough balls
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
about an hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Pulling them out early (@ 8 minutes) will make chewy cookies, pulling them out later will make crispy ones. Be sure to make some of both to please all the members in your family! My family looks forward to these every December as part of our holiday traditions!

 

 

 

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