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Her friends and neighbors in Kelso,Washington look for these old-time cookies on the goody trays Elizabeth Flatt gives out every holiday. They're great for dunking in milk, Elizabeth says, and they bring back a spicy flavor of Christmases past.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 2. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Roll in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and tops are set and starting to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 68 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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H20gap User ID: 6281564 206572
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"First time I ever made these from scratch. They turned out perfect."

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