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Gingered Molasses Cookies

 Gingered Molasses Cookies
A nice blend of spices and grated orange peel makes these a little different than your basic molasses cookies. My son loved these when he was growing up.
33 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1 cup sugar until
  • light and fluffy. Beat in egg, molasses and orange peel. Combine the
  • dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls, then in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart
  • on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or
  • until edges are firm and surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 104 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.