Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Molasses Sugar Cookies

I think a good cookie has three factors.  The chewy inside factor, the crisp outside factor and the crackle factor.  I don't know why the crackle factor is important, but that visual image makes the cookie taste better.  It just does.  This molasses sugar cookie nails all three factors perfectly!  Pour up a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate and dunk away!

1 1/2 cups shortening (I think Crisco butter flavored is best)
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt

1.  Combine shortening, sugar, eggs, molasses.  Mix well.
2.  In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add liquid ingredients.  Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.  (If you're short on time, you can skip this step.)
3.  Form into walnut-size balls.  Roll in granulated sugar.  Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
4.  Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
5.  Store in an airtight bag or container to keep soft.  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.  Leave it for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be nice and soft again!


1 comment:

Jamie Young said...

I bought molasses this week so that I can try making these, I'm just hoping I can substitute the crisco with butter. They look delicious and I'm sure they taste as good as they look!

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