ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 40 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr.

Yield: 24 cookies

ingredients

1 cup packed brown sugar

¾ cup shortening

¼ cup molasses

1 egg

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.

 Shape dough by rounded tablespoonfuls into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls, sugared sides up, about 2 inches apart.

 Bake 13 to 16 minutes or just until set and cookies appear dry. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

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Bean Hole Supper Molasses Cookies

The bean hole supper is a Maine tradition dating back to the early part of the 19th century. Traditional bean hole suppers are served with biscuits, colesalaw, molasses cookies & gingerbread. Bite into classic soft, melt-in-your-mouth molasses cookies for a yummy bit of nostalgia.