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Classic Molasses Cookies

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:15 min
Yield:4 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar for dipping

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4.
    BAKE 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1/48), Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 30), Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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