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Molasses Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Light or Dark)
  Egg 1
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl cream together, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Now, add molasses, egg, and beat very well. Add flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt and mix well to make dough.
3. Allow the dough to chill in the refrigerator.

MAKING
4. Using the chiled dough, shape into small balls about the size of walnuts. Roll in to granulated sugar.
5. Onto a greased baking sheet, place the balls at about 2 inches from each other. Flattening slightly fom the top with a fork.

FINALISING
6. In a preheated oven, bake the cookies at 200 degrees centigrade for about 10 to 15 minutes until slightly brown.
7. Allow it to cool on a wire rack.

SERVING
8. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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