Recipe: Molasses Sugar Cookies

Try out this lip-smacking Molasses Sugar Cookies for once.


-1/2 cup molasses
-2 eggs
-1 1/2 cups shortening
-2 cups white sugar
-4 teaspoons baking soda
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-1 teaspoon ground ginger
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground cloves


-Melt the shortening in a large pan and cool.
-Beat well after adding sugar, eggs, and molasses.
-In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and freeze for 3 hours or overnight.
-Form into walnut-size balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
-Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
-Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp.