Kath’s Sugar and Spice Cookies
together: ¾ cup shortening, 1 cup
sugar, 1 egg, ¼ cup molasses
and add: 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons
baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
well. You may cover the dough
tightly and refrigerate at this point, until you have time to bake.
oven to 375 degrees. Use ungreased
cookie sheets. Roll dough into
balls “the size of small walnuts”, about ¾ inch in diameter.
Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on baking sheet.
Allow room to spread. Flatten
balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
timer for 4-5 minutes. Bake cookies at 375 degrees until timer goes off.
Turn cookie sheet around and give it a sharp bang or two as you do so.
The cookies, which will have risen softly during this first baking will
fall flat. Continue to bake for
another 4 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly (1 minute) and then remove
from sheet to cool on racks. Makes
5-6 dozen thin cookies.