Soft and chewy molasses cookies.
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Cream together the shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer. You could do this by hand, but I would warn against it.
Add in the egg and molasses and thoroughly mix.
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Put the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill till firm (at least 2 hours).
Once the dough has been chilled for a couple of hours, it is time to make the cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and Roll it into tablespoon sized balls.
Roll the balls in granulated white sugar.
Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
Leave on sheet one minute until set. Then remove to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-molasses-cookies-63981