Recipe of the month

SPICY MOLASSES COOKIES

October 2018

Recipe provided by Priscilla W. "Delicious!"

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups melted shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • sugar (to roll balls of dough in)

Directions

  1. Combine shortening & 2 cups sugar; beat until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually stir in molasses.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, & ginger.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to molasses mixture. Mix well. Chill dough in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Shape dough in balls the size of a walnut. Roll each in sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake @ 375 degrees, 8-10 minutes or until done. Let cool slightly on baking sheets. Remove from sheets. Cool on racks. Makes 7 dozen

For more information, view this recipe here: http://www.candiawomansgroup.org/docs/recipes/spicy-molasses-cookies-p-wheeler.pdf

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