Mary Jo from Cleveland’s Molasses Cookies




  1. Melt the vegetable shortening and let it cool
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the melted shortening, molasses, egg and sugar for about three minutes
  4. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, with the mixer running
  5. Chill for 15 minutes
  6. Make the dough into little balls and roll in sugar
  7. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes