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Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

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⅓ cup shortening
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1⁄2 cup white sugar (reserved for coating raw dough balls)
1 large egg - beaten
1⁄4 cup molasses
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon cloves
teaspoon nutmeg
cup sour milk

Cream shortening, add brown sugar and blend well. Add eggs; stir in molasses. Mix dry ingredients and add alternating with milk. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.




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