The life and times of the Redding family.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

These cookies will take you back in time. They taste wonderful and give you warm memories too! We made them this last week and thought you would like them too! Try them and let me know what you think.

Molasses Cookies
Received originally from Carol Orrick

1 1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Cream shortening. Add sugar, blend in egg and molasses. Blend well.

Combine flour with other ingredients. Add a little flour at a time and beat till smooth.

Chill dough (at least) 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake 375 for 7-8 minutes.