Prize Winning Molasses Cookies

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
YIELD: 52 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, spices and salt, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in egg and molasses until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time till fully mixed. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  • Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar to coat.
  • Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in 350* oven for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown and tops are puffed, do not overbake.
  • Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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