Monday, January 25, 2010

Molasses Sugar Cookies

See the above picture of the 5 cookies?? I just ate all of those in about 3 min. And that is up and above the 345987 I ate in dough form. Can you overdose on molasses? Seriously, I could not stop eating the dough. The recipe below is supposed to yield 36 cookies and I came out with 25. Hopefully I just made them too big or I have way more shortening and sugar in my tummy than I should.

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool.
Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.
Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. (I rotated my pans in the oven half-way through and 10min was the perfect amount of time)
Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do lose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place one slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be soft again!

1 comment:

Jaime said...

Loved these! They were so soft.

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