I love molasses sugar cookies and these ones are better than store-bought. Hans made them a while ago…but I had never found the time to post the recipe. Watch out though, they are irresistable, so either plan to share them with others or eat way too many ;-P
Ingredients (Makes about 30 cookies):
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup raw sugar
1. Mix all the dry ingredients (except sugar) together. Mix the shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg together, separately.
2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture, mixing it with a fork. Refrigerate in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in sugar. (Pour some sugar in a bowl and roll each dough ball to cover it with sugar.)
3. Place sugar-covered ball on cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.