Sugar & Spice Cookies


Wet Ingredients:

3/4 cup Shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups AP Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp ground Ginger
3/4 tsp ground Cloves
1 tsp ground Cinnamom

Sugar for rolling.


Standard cookie procedure. Mix wet ingredients, slowly combine dry ingredients just until mixed. Form into walnut-sized balls, roll in sugar, and bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Err toward taking them out too soon, they burn quickly and it's hard to tell since they're so dark.

Makes 4-5 dozen. Approximately 45 calories each.

This recipe came to me from Stephanie Jackson Greene.