Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
Old fashioned molasses cookies are a traditional holiday cookie. Slightly crispy outside and chewy tender inside. Chock full of those holiday flavors!
- 4 cups all-purpose flour - sifted
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled
Whisk the flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium-size bowl, set aside.
Mix the sugar, molasses, eggs and shortening together in a large bowl.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour up to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls, dip one side into granulated sugar and place about 2" apart on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Rotate racks if placing more than one baking sheet at a time in the oven.
Allow to cool 2 minutes on the pan then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg