I LOVE these cookies ~ they are spicy and very flavorful. I made them with Splenda brown sugar and they are a little drier than I would like but otherwise still taste just as good. They freeze really well after baking.
Spicy Molasses Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
white sugar, for dipping
Mix together shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses.
In separate bowl, stir together remaining dry ingredients except white sugar. Then mix dry ingredients into shortening mixture.
Chill dough 2 hours or overnight.
Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts and dip tops in sugar.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet about 3 inches apart, sugared side up.
Bake in a 375º oven about 10 to 12 minutes until just set but not hard.
Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 28 or 29 cookies.