Sunday, January 2, 2011

Grandma Jeanne's Molasses Sugar Cookies

As one of my cousins put it, "the cookies taste like my childhood" so it was a no-brainer that these bad boys needed to be baked for Christmas! Soft and delicious...these are pretty much a guaranteed hit and sometimes an unexpected blast from the past for people when you show up to parties or cookie-exchanges with these in tow.

Grandma Jeanne's Molasses Sugar
(in her own recipe format no less!)

Melt: ¾ cup shortening - let cool

Add: 1 cup sugar
¼ cup molasses (beat well)
1 egg

Mix together:

2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups sifted flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cloves ground
½ tsp. ginger

Add to shortening - mix well and chill for several hours.

Roll in 1" balls and roll in sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes

Makes 3 dozen

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