Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A favorite holiday cookie at our house.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In large bowl, cream together shortening and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  4. In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt.
  5. Stir flour mixture into molasses mixture; mix well.
  6. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  7. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in additional 1/4 cup sugar.
  8. Place 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Slightly flatten with the bottom of glass.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Let stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute.
  12. Remove to wire rack and cool.
  13. *If cookie dough is too soft to handle, cover and freeze for 10 before rolling into balls.