I have a ton of recipes. Some I have found from Pinterest, blogs, different cookbooks, but it seems that my favorites are the ones that are tucked away in my Recipe box.... The ones that are handwritten on recipe cards or a piece of paper. And if they are in the original handwriting of the person whose kitchen it came from, that's an added bonus.
Molasses Sugar Cookies. You either love them or you hate them. I never tasted a Molasses Sugar Cookie until after Brad and I got married. This recipe came from his Aunt Mary and, even though it is copied on a sheet of paper, it is in Aunt Mary's handwriting so every time I make it, I think of her.
- 3/4 Cup Butter flavored shortening
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/4 Cup Brer Rabbit Molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 Cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Melt shortening in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and cool.
- Add sugar, molasses, and egg; mix well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Gradually add to molasses mixture mixing well after each addition.
- Form into 1" balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.