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Molasses Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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