Molasses Cookies from the Cookie Bake-Off

In the spirit of holiday generosity, Jacqui brought three different offerings to the cookie party. Here is her molasses cookie recipe. I baked up a batch today. They are simple to make and taste delicious.

Molasses Cookies
makes two dozen

¾ c. shortening, melted
¼ c. molasses
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp salt

Melt shortening in a saucepan over low heat. Let cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Mix well. Sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add this to first mixture. Mix well. Chill. Form into 1 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Thanks Jacqui! This recipe will definitely be added to my holiday baking list.

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