Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies from Southern Grace Gourmet

Kim Conte
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holiday entertaining guide

Curl up by the fire this holiday season with a cup of tea and warm Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies from Southern Grace Gourmet.

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies from Southern Grace Gourmet

2 1/4 cups flour

2 oz, or 1/4 cup butter at room temperature

4 oz, or 1/2 cup shortening at room temperature

1/3 cup molasses

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 egg

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup white sugar for rolling cookie dough in

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add molasses and egg to creamed butter and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.

Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Then take teaspoons of dough and roll in sugar and in the palm of your hand to make little balls. Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until just firm. Do not over-bake. They should be browned, but look underdone when removed from oven.  They will firm up when cooled.  For a crisp cookie, cook longer.

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