Molasses Sugar Cookies




Since i shared a favorite receipe on Thanksgiving, I figured i'd do the same today. This is my favorite cookie receipe. they are similiar to the cookies at Starbuck's called, "Snickerdoodles". very yummy!

3/4 cup shortening
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 egg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

melt shortening over low heat. remove and let cool. once cooled, add sugar, molasses and egg - beat/mix well.

sift together flour,soda,cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. add to first mixture and mix well (i use my hands for this part!)

make little dough balls and then roll each in sugar. place on cookie sheet. take a fork and push dough down and make that cute little mark on your cookie!

cook at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Enjoy - yummy with milk or coffee!!!!