Chewy Holiday Molasses Cookies

It's that time a year! The cider is on and we're ready for Santa and Rudolph.  These soft and chewy molasses cookies are a long time family favorite and ones that will certainly stick to

It’s that time a year! The cider is on and we’re ready for Santa and Rudolph.  These soft and chewy molasses cookies are a long time family favorite and ones that will certainly stick to Good Ole Santa’s ribs as he makes his way down the chimney this holiday season.

 

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup shortening or margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 extra-large egg, at room temperature
2  cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 C Granulated sugar, – extra for rolling the cookies

 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Step 2

Grease cookie sheet.  In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form a dough. Roll dough into 1inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 3

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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Sue Paist
Sue Paist is the owner of SKP Concepts which developed the Survivor Collection jewelry line. Sue also works at The Morton Arboretum in Chicago and serves as Coordinator of the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. An avid skier, Sue and her husband, John, recently moved to Smithville, Tennessee where they love spending time on Center Hill Lake and keeping up with their two-year-old Golden Retriever, Loki.