Sunday, July 13, 2008

Molasses Cookies

This came from our friends Geoff and Jodi. Now if you are like me the name doesn't get you too excited but folk you have to try these cookies. They are to die for and totally addictive!

¾ c. shortening
4 c. flour
¾ c. butter
1 ½ t. cinnamon
2 c. sugar
1 t. ginger
2 eggs
1 t. cloves
¼ c. heaping molasses
2 t. baking soda
½ t. salt

¼ c water
½ lb powdered sugar
½ t vanilla
Dash of salt

Mix together shortening, butter, and sugar. Add eggs and molasses until combined. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture in the bowl. Chill for one hour. Roll into balls and roll in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (about 1 c. sugar to 2 t. cinnamon). Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are ready to remove when the top of each cookie is cracked. Frost with icing.

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