Molasses Cookies

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“Simple-to-make molasses cookies are a great lunch box or after school snack. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (October, 1990). Prep time includes refrigeration time.”
5 dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Melt shortening in small saucepan over low heat.
  4. Pour melted shortening in large bowl and let stand until cool.
  5. Mix in 1 cup of sugar, molasses and egg.
  6. Combine dry ingredients (flour-nutmeg) together.
  7. Stir into shortening/sugar mixture.
  8. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 10 minutes.
  9. Pour additional sugar (about 1/4 cup) in bowl.
  10. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar to coat.
  11. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake cookies 8-10 minutes or until barely set (will finish setting as they cool).
  13. Transfer cookies to wire rack to finish cooling.

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