Friday, October 2, 2009

Molasses Cookies

The wife loves molasses cookies but the ones you buy in the grocery stores just don't measure up to these homemade treats.


  • 2 Cups granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 Cups shortening

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 Cup molasses

  • 2 Tsp. cloves

  • 1 Tsp. ginger

  • 4 Tsp. baking soda

  • 4 Cups all purpose flour

  • 1 Tsp. salt

  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar (for dipping)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheet.

In a large bowl, blend together sugar and shortening until creamy and light yellow in color. Add eggs, blend well. Stir in molasses. Add all dry ingredients. Dough will be stiff.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and dip into granulated sugar. Place dough balls (sugar side up) on prepared cookie sheet, 2" apart.

Bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 1 minute. Remove cookies and place on wire rack.

Cookies should be stored in a tightly covered container.

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