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Molasses Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar (for tops of cookies only)

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place sugar in a small bowl.

Step 2

Beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg on medium speed with electric mixer. Stir in remaining ingredients (except sugar for cookie tops).

Step 3

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Dip tops in sugar. Bake sugared sides up for 13-16 minutes.

Step 4

Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Enjoy!

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