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Soft Molasses Cookies


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt (see note below)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg


1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar.

2. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.

3. Fold in dry ingredients and stir.

4. Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).

5. Preheat oven to 350°.

6. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.

7. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.

8. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

9. Leave on sheet one minute until set.

10. I changed the amount of salt in here. My original recipe calls for 1 tsp of salt but that may be too much for some. A few people have made it as is (the majority) with no complaints on salt, however a few commented it was too much. I think 1/2 tsp can be used with no alterations to the recipe. I will leave it up to you either way you still WIN !

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