I love baking and making sweet treats, so much, in fact, that I restrict myself to birthdays and special occasions to keep from eating too many sweets!
Tis the season to make treats and goodies for friends and family. I wanted to try a new cookie recipe and pulled this out of an old favorite church cookbook that I’ve had for about 17 years.
They’re chewy with a bit of crunch, a bit like a gingerbread cookie, but with a bite of cloves. Very yummy!
- 3/4 cup soft shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 teaspoon ginger, dried and ground
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses (I used my stand mixer). Sift together all remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture. Chill dough. Shape dough into balls (I used a disher/cookie scoop). Roll balls in granulated sugar, placing 2-3 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (I make all my cookies on mine!).
Bake 375° for 10 – 12 minutes. Cookies should be set but not hard. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack or clean dish towel. Recipe makes 3-5 dozen cookies, depending on the size of each cookie.
Cookie dough, mixed and ready to chill.
My handyVollrath disher.
Dough balls, rolled in granulated sugar and ready to bake on my silicone baking mat.
Fresh out of the oven…yum!
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