Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Recipe type: dessert
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 c. molasses
  • 1 c. hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 4½ c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  1. Stir baking soda into hot water until dissolved and add molasses. Cream shortening with sugar and beat in egg. Combine both wet mixtures together. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and spices. Slowly add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix until combined. Chill for 1 hour before rolling. Roll out and cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter. Transfer to greased cookie sheets and bake at 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.


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