Lemon-Molasses Cookies

Recipe by Whisper
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READY IN: 2hrs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir together flour, ginger, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add molasses, egg, and extract; beat well.
  • Stir in flour mixture until well blended.
  • Wrap airtight.
  • Chill overnight or at least 2 hours until firm enough to roll.
  • Cut dough in thirds; roll out each third (keeping remainder in refrigerator) on lightly floured pastry cloth or other surface about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  • With spatula, transfer to lightly greased baking sheet, keeping cookies 1/4-inch apart.
  • Repeat with remainder of dough and scraps.
  • Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 6-7 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove to racks to cool.
  • Frost when cool.
  • Store airtight in cool place.
  • (Can be used for Christmas ornaments by making a small hole near the top of each cookie with a toothpick before baking.).
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