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December 27, 2012 – These are, hands down, my favourite cookies in the world. They are Molasses Sugar Cookies, and I only ever make them at Christmas. The recipe came to Vancouver with me when I left home, my Mom made them every year at Christmas and they have the most heavenly, warm, heady, Christmas spiciness. Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, molasses…everything that screams winter cookie.


Molasses Sugar Cookies

1 ½ cups shortening
4 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup table molasses
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream shortening. Add sugar, molasses and beaten eggs and mix well. Then add the dry ingredients, mixing well. Make 3/4″ balls (or 1″ balls for bigger cookies) and roll in sugar. Lightly press with fork. Bake on a greased sheet at 350 – 375 degrees for 8 – 12 minutes, depending on cookie size.

Makes approximately 7 dozen cookies (3/4″ dough balls)

I usually half the recipe unless I plan to give some away, who really needs seven dozen cookies in the house?!?