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Molasses Cookies

Preheat over to 325 degrees.

Whisk together these dry ingredients:

    4 c all-purpose flour

    1/2 t salt

    2 1/4 t baking soda

    2 t ginger

    1 1/4 t cloves

    1 1/4 t cinnamon

Cream together:

    1 stick (1/2 c) softened unsalted butter

    1/2 c shortning

Add and beat until light and fluffy:

    3 c sugar


    1/2 c dark molasses

Beat in:

    2 eggs

Gradually mix in the flour mixture.

Put 1/2 c sugar in a bowl.  Form 2" balls, roll in sugar.  Place on a baking sheet 4" apart and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake 15-16 min or until puffed and golden on the bottom, still soft.  Don't overcook or they will be hard.