Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Recipe #2 in the great search for a molasses cookie like I remember.

For this you will need:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
sugar

Combine butter, brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.

Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half, and wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°. Working with one-half of dough at a time, shape dough into 1-1/2″ balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place 2″ apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-11 minutes or until set.

Very good tasting cookies, and definitely more of a molasses taste, but still not quite there. The search continues!

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