Molasses Sugar Cookies

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These Christmas cookies are my all time favorite!  They scream Christmas to me.  They have the flavors of a ginger snap but they’re slightly chewy and soft!!!  I made my first batch of the season yesterday and they were gone by dinner!!  I like to eat fresh cookies and I like a variety of different cookies to snack on so my game plan every year is to find cookie doughs that can be refrigerated for  a couple of days and scooped out to bake when I’m ready.  That way on the weekends or when I have free time I can mix up a batch and then store the cookie dough until I’m ready.  Plus, let’s face it, whether I have 4 cookies or 4 dozen cookies on my counter they’ll be eaten in a day!  This stops my, I mean the elves from eating too many cookies in a day. :)

 

Molasses Sugar Cookies
 
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These Molasses Sugar Cookies are the perfect flavor of Christmas. They have the taste of a gingerbread and the softness of a sugar cookie!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 doz
Ingredients
  • 1½ c shortening (I've substituted butter but you don't get the softness)
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c molasses
  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • extra sugar in a bowl
Instructions
  1. cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy
  2. add egg one at a time until incorporated
  3. add molasses
  4. in a med bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
  5. add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients ¼ at a time
  6. put into an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  8. pour sugar into a shallow bowl
  9. roll 1 inch sized balls of dough then roll in sugar to coat completely
  10. place on baking sheet 2 inches apart
  11. bake for 10 min
  12. remove and cool on a wire rack
  13. cookies will crinkle and crack as they cool
  14. enjoy!

 

 

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