a spirit of simplicity in the kitchen

a spirit of simplicity in the kitchen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

molasses cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled
1 egg

1). Heat oven to 375 f. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2). Sift together the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda salt, ginger and cloves in a large bowl.
3). Add shortening, egg, molasses and mix until smooth. Add oats and stir to incorporate.
4). Using ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto baking sheets, spacing 3" apart. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Dip the bottom of a glass inthe sugar and press dwn on each scoop of dough until about 1/4" thick.
5). Bake until brown-crisp, about 12 minutes.

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