02 September 2009

molasses cookies

These cookies take my hubby back to his childhood. I've never had anything quite like them. They are tasty! Thanks to my mother-in-law for her recipe! She sure is one fine meal woman.

  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup coarse sugar or granulated sugar
  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening until softened. Gradually add the 2 cups granulated sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat well.
  3. Add half of the flour mixture beat until combined. Stir remaining flour in with a wooden spoon.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop shape dough into 2 inch balls. Roll in the sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 1/ inches apart.
  5. Bake in a 350*oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed. (Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy.)
  6. Let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool.

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