These Molasses Sugar Cookies are the perfect flavor for Christmas. They have the taste of a gingerbread and the softness of a sugar cookie!
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Molasses Sugar Cookies

These Molasses Sugar Cookies are the perfect flavor for Christmas. They have the taste of a gingerbread and the softness of a sugar cookie!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 139kcal
Author Aubrey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c shortening I've substituted butter but you don't get the softness
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c molasses
  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • 4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • extra sugar in a bowl

Instructions

  • cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • add egg one at a time until incorporated
  • add molasses
  • in a med bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
  • add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients 1/4 at a time
  • put into an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • pour sugar into a shallow bowl
  • roll 1 inch sized balls of dough then roll in sugar to coat completely
  • place on baking sheet 2 inches apart
  • bake for 10 min
  • remove and cool on a wire rack
  • cookies will crinkle and crack as they cool

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg