My dad, about age 5

In honor of my dad on Father’s Day, I wanted to share the recipe for his favorite Molasses Cookies.



Molasses Sugar Cookies

¾ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

2 cups flour

½ teas salt

½ teas cloves

½ teas ginger

1 teas cinnamon

2 teas baking soda
Melt shortening in pan— cool. Add sugar, egg, molasses. Beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill. Form 1 inch balls, roll in sugar, place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.