Saturday, December 22, 2012

Molasses Sugar Cookies


Mother
 
¾ c. shortening*
1 c. sugar
¼ c. Brer Rabbit molasses (mild is OK)
1 egg
2 t. baking soda
2 c. sifted flour
½ t. cloves
½ t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. salt
 
Melt shortening in a 3 or 4-qt. saucepan over low heat.  Remove from heat; let cool.  Add sugar, molasses and egg; beat well.  Sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.  Form into 1” balls; roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2” apart.  Bake at 375 degrees, 8-10 minutes.

*Note - Feel free to substitute high quality leaf lard for the shortening (much healthier!!).  I get my leaf lard from Rooster St. Provisions in Elizabethtown.

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