Molasses Sugar Cookies II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ½ cups shortening
<br>- 2 cups white sugar
<br>- ½ cup molasses
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- 4 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 4 teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
<br>- 1 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Melt shortening and cool. Add sugar, eggs and molasses; beat well.
<br>step 2: Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and ginger. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
<br>step 3: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
<br>step 4: Remove dough from the refrigerator and form into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
<br>step 5: Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for crisper cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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Ingredients
- 1 ½ cups shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- ½ cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions
step 1: Melt shortening and cool. Add sugar, eggs and molasses; beat well.
step 2: Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and ginger. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
step 3: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
step 4: Remove dough from the refrigerator and form into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
step 5: Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for crisper cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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