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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Regular or butter flavored
  • -shortening
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 2 lg Eggs; room temp.
  • 1/2 c Light molasses
  • 4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 2 ts Ground ginger
  • 2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 2 ts Ground cloves
  • Sugar


Heat oven to 350. In large bowl with mixer, beat shortening and sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses until blended. Beat in one cup
flour, salt, baking soda, and spices until well mixed. With spoon, mix in
enough of remaining flour (We use all of the flour) to make a stiff dough.
Shape into 1 1/2" balls; place 3" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Lightly grease the bottom of a flat bottomed 3" glass, dip into a small
bowl of sugar. Use glass to flatten balls, dipping in sugar each time. Bake
9 - 11 minutes or until firm and lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute,
remove from pan and cool.

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