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.
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
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.