Wednesday, November 05, 2008


These cookies make your whole kitchen smell wonderful!

3/4 cup butter flavor Crisco or plain shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg in large bowl.
In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, blending until mixed.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
Shape the dough into balls the size of whole walnuts.
Roll balls in sugar, place on baking sheet.
Bake 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cool on sheet one minute before transferring to rack.

Makes 3-4 dozen.

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