Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
My family and friends expect me to bake them every year at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, and they get very upset with me when I don't. But baking them is fun, and they taste great! The recipe was initially printed in the Dallas Morning News (mid-70s) as part of a "Junior Chef" summer program for kids.
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Place the shortening and sugar into a mixing bowl and rub or beat with a spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and the molasses and beat well.
- Sift flour before measuring, then sift again with the dry ingredients so that they are mixing well.
- Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix well.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
- Roll each ball in granulated sugar.
- Place the balls 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly (about 2 minutes).
- Remove from the cookie sheet to wire racks to cool completely.
I love molasses cookies, and this is a good one! I made giant cookes, as that way I don't eat as many! LOL Thnx for sharing your recipe, LibraryMan. Made for PAC Spring 2010. You've been adopted! http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0