Oxmoor House
6 dozen


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3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Additional sugar


Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well.

Sift together flour, soda, and spices. Add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place on greased baking sheets; lightly flatten balls. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until browned. (Tops will crack.) Place on wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Created date

February 2010