Tuesday, June 12, 2012

And that is how the cookie crumbles!

Here are the last two cookie recipes from Just Plain Cooking. We still have cakes and pies to go, and I have a great easy cake secret to share, too. But first the more lasses cookies:

Molasses Sugar Cookies (Memaw's)

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt shortening over low heat. Remove from heat and let cool.
Add sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well.
Sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Add to first mixture. Mix well. Chill. Form into 1 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet two inches apart.
Bake in moderately hot oven 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Spice - Molasses Cookies (Memaw's)

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Cream shortening. Gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add egg and molasses. Mix well.
Combine flour and next 8 ingredients. Mix well.
Add about 1/4 of flour mixture at a time to creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition.
Chill dough 1 hour. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes (tops will crack). Cool on wire rack.
Yields 4 dozen cookies.

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