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Yield: 25 cookies. ¾ cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup molasses 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground

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Yield: 25 cookies. ¾ cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup molasses 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground

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Yield: 25 cookies. ¾ cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup molasses 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground

Yield: 25 cookies.

¾ cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup coarse or sparkling sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, cream shortening and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add flour-spice mixture into mixing bowl and beat on low speed until dry ingredients are fully incorporated.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each dough ball in the sparkling sugar to coat. Arrange on baking sheet with 1 inch of space between each. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are just crispy. Cool on wire rack.

This story was published on Nov 24, 2020

Lynn Wells

Lynn Wells

Lynn Wells is a personal chef with more than 20 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry and a degree in Nutrition Management from UNCG.