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Classic Molasses Cookies

Prep time: 0015 Cook Time: 0015 Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Classic Molasses Cookies

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  1. 3/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  2. OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  3. 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  4. 1 large egg lightly beaten
  5. 1/4 cup light molasses
  6. 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BESTâ„¢ All Purpose Flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  12. Granulated sugar for dipping


  1. COMBINE shortening and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg and molasses; beat until light and fluffy.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in medium bowl. Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until well blended. Chill 3 hours or overnight.
  3. HEAT oven to 350ºF. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; dip one side in granulated sugar. Place, sugared side up, on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  4. BAKE 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
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