Friday, December 12, 2008

Ginger Spice Cookies

I LOVE molasses cookies, Roger does not. It is a shame. This recipe is really good and I am craving them right now!

3/4 C Butter flavored Crisco
1 C sugar, plus more for rolling
1 large egg
1/4 C molasses
2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, combine shortening and sugar and cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg and the molasses and beat until completely incorporated. Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and then add to the mixture. Stir until combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.

Place on cookie sheets and flatten slightly with the bottom of a flat glass, or your fingertips. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set around the edges.

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