Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 and 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs, molasses, milk and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll into 1 and 1/4 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes. Look for firm edges and cracked tops.

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