Molasses Sugar Cookies II

Molasses Sugar Cookies II

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"These taste like a ginger cookie. They can be either crispy or chewy, depending on when they are taken out of the oven. Balls of dough are formed, then rolled in sugar and baked."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt shortening and cool. Add sugar, eggs and molasses; beat well.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and ginger. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. Remove dough from the refrigerator and form into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for crisper cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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Melt shortening and then cool? This is why some of you had a problem with it. ALWAYS have ALL ingredients at room temperature, including eggs and liquids!! Cream shortening or butter with sugars...

Excellent, crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect spicyness. Not a fan of using that much shortening, so I used 1 cup shortening, 1 stick of butter and it turned out soo...

Excellent recipe. This makes a perfect cookie. Hint for those who found the recipe tough to deal with due to being sticky: Make sure you allow the shortening to cool completely (until it starts ...