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Spicy Molasses Cookies

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs) (dark)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Mix 1 cup sugar, the molasses, shortening and water.
Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar.
Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375°.
Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on well-floured cloth-covered surface.
Cut into 3-inch rounds; sprinkle with sugar.
Place about 1 1/2 inches -apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched.
Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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