Molasses Sugar Cookies


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


1. Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool.

2. Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.

3. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.

4. Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.


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