Molasses Sugar Cookies
recipe given to me by someone whose name I can’t remember, but to whom I am eternally grateful
    Servings Prep Time
    6dozen 15minutes
    Cook Time
    14minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6dozen 15minutes
    Cook Time
    14minutes
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Heat shortening in the microwave just until melted. In a mixing bowl, blend shortening, sugar, molasses and eggs; beat well.
    2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add slowly to the shortening mixture and blend well.
    3. Roll into 1-inch balls or use a #40 portion scoop. Drop the balls into the additional sugar in a bowl. Toss gently until completely coated.
    4. Set dough balls 2″ apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes or until dark golden brown. Cool completely.
    5. Dough balls may be kept in the freezer and baked whenever you want fresh, warm cookies. Put the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Wrap the flat bottom of a drinking glass with plastic wrap and flatten the dough balls to about 1/4-3/8″ thick. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. Frozen cookies may take a few minutes longer to bake.