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BEST EVER MOLASSES COOKIES – Food Recipes

Best Ever Molasses Cookies have a slightly crisp sugar coated edge and a soft and chewy center.  These are the perfect holiday cookie!

BEST EVER MOLASSES COOKIES

These cookies are perfect as they are but I decided to make them more festive.   We dipped them in white chocolate and added Christmas sprinkles.  They turned out so amazing!

These cookies are such a classic.  They make the perfect Christmas cookie and are the perfect addition to that Christmas cookie plate!  I know that your family will love this recipe just as much as we did!

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Optional 1 cup white chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use cooking spray.
  2. Melt the shortening in a small saucepan or in the microwave and let cool. Add the sugar, molasses, and egg and mix until incorporated.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Add this to the wet mixture and mix until it forms a dough and is incorporated.
  4. Scoop into one inch balls and roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and dip in white chocolate if desired.
  5. NOTES
  6. If dipping in chocolate: melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl stirring after 30 seconds until melted.

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