Mom's Molasses Cookies

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

My mom is quite famous for these cookies. Everyone loves them.

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  1. Melt shortening and let cool. Add 1 c sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well.
  2. Sift dry ingredients, except the remaining sugar. Add to first mixture. Mix well.
  3. Chill at least 1 hour. (Don't skip this step!).
  4. Form in 1 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheets. (As low as 7 minutes in a convection oven).
  5. NOTE: To get the texture just right, follow the directions closely. Specifically three things: don't substitute butter or margarine for the shortening, melt the shortening, and hand form the cookies.