Country Store Cookies

 

curtis country store

This cookie was sold at the Curtis Country Store in Charlemont, Massachusetts and that’s why I saved the recipe.  I haven’t tried it yet but I figure any country store that sells cookies must have a good homemade recipe.
Ingredients:
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar plus additional sugar for coating
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
Instructions:
Cream together the shortening and the cup of sugar. Beat in the egg and the molasses. Stir in the seasonings and soda, followed by the flour.
Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
When you are almost ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll the dough into 2-tablespoon-sized balls and then roll them in granulated sugar.
Bake on parchment or silicone for 8 to 10 minutes.  Do not overbake.
Cool the cookies on their sheet; they will flatten themselves out.

Makes 30 cookies.

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