“This recipe has been handed down in our family since World War II and it remains a favorite with the grandkids today. Do not substitute anything for the melted shortening; your results will not be as good. If you prefer a crispier molasses cookie, bake one minute longer. These cookies freeze well (if you can keep your family from eating them up first!)”
READY IN:
23mins
SERVES:
48
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt shortening and allow it to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to shortening/sugar mixture, mix well.
  4. Chill dough about half an hour or until firm.
  5. Roll into 1" balls, then roll balls in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake about 8 minutes at 375 degrees. The edges should be slightly brown. Do not overbake!
  7. Cool on racks before storing.

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