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Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Molasses Cookies, by , is from The Gabbert Family and Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Christina Mc Adow
Added: Friday, August 15, 2008


1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about) 10 oz.
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
cooking spray

Combine brown sugar & shortening in a bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until light & fluffy.
Add molasses & egg, beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry ingredients (through the salt), stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Cover & freeze 1 hour.

2. Pre-heat oven to 375F.

3. Place water in a small bowl.
Place granulated sugar in another bowl.
Lightly coat hands with cooking spray.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Dip one side of each ball in water; dip wet side in sugar.
Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheet(s) coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 375F, for 8 minutes.

Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.




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