Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Molasses Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (or applesauce, for low-fat cookies)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg, unbeaten
1/2 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 3/4 tsp baking soda

Cream shortening, sugar and molasses. Add egg and beat until light. Sift together flour, salt and spices, and add alternately with milk to sugar mixture.

Let stand for an hour, or chill overnight.

Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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