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Molasses Sugar Cookies

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Sarah Hallaran Gramentine
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(5-6 dozen)

3/4 c. shortening
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 c. sugar (use half brown)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 c. molasses
1/2 tsp. cloves, ground
1 egg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
Granulated sugar
1 3/4 c. flour

Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla, and mix well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices, and add to molasses mixture. Mix thoroughly. Chill. Form into 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.