Monday, December 13, 2010

Day #13 - 25 Days of Christmas Cookies {Jumbo Molasses Cookies}

Jumbo Molasses Cookies

3 cups butter-flavored shortening
4 cups sugar
1 cup molasses
4 eggs
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Additional sugar

In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in molasses and eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls; roll in sugar. Place four cookies on a greased baking sheet at a time. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Recipe from Taste of Home

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