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Molasses Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Molasses Sugar Cookies, by , is from 50TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Myers
Added: Friday, May 15, 2009


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
extra sugar to roll cookies in

Melt shortening in 3-4 quart saucepan over low heat. Let cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg; beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add to first mixture. Mix well and chill. Form in 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on parchment paper or greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. About 2 dozen cookies.




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