Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Molasses Sugar Cookies

Molasses Sugar Cookies

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From the kitchen of Brett Robertson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8-10 minutes
3 Dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Melt shortening in 3 to 4 quart saucepan on low heat. Cool.

  3. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well.

  4. Sift dry ingredients into first mixture and mix well.

  5. Chill and form into 1 inch balls and roll in the sugar.

  6. Place on cookies sheet 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


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Krmady says:

Delicious! My all-time favorite cooky. Chewy, keeps well. Roll in colored sugar for Christmas. I now use butter or veg. Oil instead of shortening because of hydrogenation of shortening.

12/13/2012 4:00:56 PM

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