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Molasses Memories

October 15, 1987

"As a little girl, I can still remember the smell of these cookies coming from the kitchen," Mrs. Jerry Suszczynski writes. "I could hardly wait to grab a glass of milk and have a few. You may want to double the recipe, they go quick."


3/4 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Melt shortening. Stir in sugar and molasses. Add egg, beating very well. Add baking soda, flour, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Mix until well blended. Chill dough few minutes. Shape dough into size of small walnuts and roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes before removing from baking sheet. Place cookies on rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.



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