Molasses Sugar Cookies

These chewy cookies are made with molasses, brown sugar and shortening. To achieve the chewy texture, allow cookies to cool on a flat surface rather than a rack.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, blend the shortening, sugar, molasses and egg. Add the baking soda, flour, clove, ginger, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Form...


  • 3/4 cup melted shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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