Ginger Molasses Cookies


3/4 cup butter or Crisco™*

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses, black strap molasses most flavorful

2 cups flour

1 t baking soda

1 t cinnamon

1 1/2 t ginger

3/4 t ground cloves

1 t salt

1/4 cup sugar


Oven 350 °

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside

Add sugar, butter, molasses until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Roll into balls the size of walnuts and roll in sugar. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until cracks form on tops. Remove from cookie sheet and cool.

*Note Cookies made with butter are flatter and more flavorful. Cookies with shortening scare taller and less flavorful. The melting point of the two ingredients are different which causes the flour and eggs to set differently.

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