What treats are gracing your holiday cookie trays this year?
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 3/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- Optional: White melting chocolate
1) Preheat oven to 350 and coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
2) Cream shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses together until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix until well-combined. Roll into small balls, and then roll in decorators' sugar. Place on cookie sheet and gently press down on each cookie to flatten. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool.
3) If desired (and who wouldn't desire this?!), dip half of each cookie in white chocolate and place on wax paper to cool/firm up.