Molasses Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 1/2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool. Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Add dry mixture to pan. Mix well.
Refrigerate for 3 hours or longer.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Form dough into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar.
Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool.
Store in an airtight container.
Yield: About 36 cookies.
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