Molasses Cookies from 1920

Saj Mom

This version of the recipe has been used in my family for 4 generations. They are the most requested cookie. They store wonderfully and keep for several days. Are also great to ship.

Modified from: Molasses Sugar Cookies I

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  1. Cream together until light and fluffy butter flavored shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses and beat well. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves and ginger. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan.


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