Soft Molasses Cookies

Recipe by carolinafan
READY IN: 26mins
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugars until light colored and fluffy.
  • Beat in molasses and eggs; set mixture aside.
  • In another large bowl, combine flour (no need to sift), salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Blend thoroughly with wire whisk.
  • Gradually mix flour mixture into creamed ingredients until dough is blended and smooth.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Dip tops in granulated sugar; place 2 1/2- inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 11 minutes.
  • Do not overbake.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • To keep cookies soft and chewy, store in a tightly covered container along with slices of raw apple between layers.
  • These cookies also freeze beautifully.
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