Molasses Sugar Cookies
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg and molasses; mix well.
Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; mix well.
Add about one fourth of dry mixture at a time to creamed mixture, mixing until smooth after each addition.
Chill dough at least 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in sugar.
Place 2 inches apart on un greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
Cool on wire racks.