Molasses Cookies

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I got a hankering for molasses cookies like we used to get when
we went up north to the cottage. And, this is what I came up
with.


Preheat oven to 350.


Mix together:
1 1/2 C Crisco
2 C sugar


Add and mix well:
2 eggs
1/2 C molasses


Add and mix together:
4 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t cloves
1 t ginger
1 t salt
3 1/2 C flour - add 1/2 of this and mix before adding the rest.

I use scoops for my cookies. Take a flat dish like a pie dish and
pour sugar in enough to cover the bottom. Drop a few scoops
into the dish. Pick up each cookie, flip over and place on cookie
sheet and press down - make sure the sugar side is up. Also, I
line my cookie sheets with parchment paper for easier clean up.
If you don't use parchment paper I think you might need to
grease the cookie sheet.


Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes - as soon as the cookie starts to
crack on top, take out. DON'T over bake. Take them out as soon
as a nice crackle appears.


To make them extra good - eat with a cup of cold milk!