Mom’s Molasses Ginger Snap Cookies
¾ cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
¼ cup molasses
2 cups flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves
½ tsp ginger
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream shortening, add sugar, egg, molasses, then dry
ingredients. Form into a ball. Roll in sugar.
On a lightly greased cookie sheet, bake for 9 minutes at most. Check at 7 or 8 minutes. Cool on a rack. To keep them a little soft, store before cooling completely.
(This is a much less domestic blog than it used to be, but it’s a good place to save a recipe my family likes. We picked this one up at the first church I served. I’ve made a tweak or two and now claim the recipe as mine.)