This recipe was passed down from my Great-Grandmother Youde through the generations to me! I am very thankful for the wonderful recipes that get passed down for us to enjoy.
3/4 cup shortening or butter (my preference)
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoon molasses
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
Mix the first five ingredients together by first creaming the butter and sugar together, then adding the egg, salt, and molasses. Mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
Roll dough into the size of a walnut, dip in sugar, and place on the ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls on dough with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-8 minutes. Do not overbake! Let cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan to a cooling rack.
For a holiday cookies, these can not be beat! I love Molasses Cookies! Soft and chewy, yum!
Thanks for reading,