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Molasses Spice Cookies

  • Yield: 36 cookies
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  • 1 c granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat the sugar, butter, and shortening in a bowl until creamy. Add in the egg and molasses and mix well.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon in another bowl and mix well.
  4. Add to the butter mixture gradually, beating until well combined.
  5. Place the dough in a bowl and chill for 30 minutes before rolling.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar to coat. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the tops begin cracking.