Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/4 c Flour

  2. 1 c Brown sugar; packed

  3. 3/4 c Shortening

  4. 1/4 c Molasses

  5. 1 Egg

  6. 1/2 ts Salt

  7. 1 ts Baking soda

  8. 1 ts Ginger

  9. 1 ts Cinnamon

  10. 1/2 ts Ground cloves

  11. 1/2 ts Nutmeg

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sugar In a mixing bowl combine about 1/2 of the flour and the rest of the ingredients (except for the plain sugar). Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until thoroughly blended. Beat in remaining flour. Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in the white sugar. Place 2" apart on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies. This even works if you drop your molasses bottle on the flour, and you can't get more molasses so you mix a scant 1/4 cup of extra brown sugar and a little oil. We then added some extra spices. When you are desparate enough, you try anything. Jo Ferry --


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