Sunday, November 20, 2011

Elevator Lady Spice Cookies from Nancy Hemenway

When we were growing up, it was a heavenly day when we'd come home from school and smell sweet warm molasses cookies cooking in the kitchen. These remain a favorite to this day for me. Mom and I made a batch of these the night before Clarice was born. I recently made them for my 2nd grade class at Crown Valley Elementary School.

Mix together:
... 3/4 cup shortening
... 1 cup sugar
... 1 egg, beaten
... 1/4 cup molasses

Sift together and stir in:
... 2 cups flour
... 2 tsp soda
... 1/4 tsp salt
... 1 tsp cinnamon
... 3/4 tsp cloves
... 3/4 tsp ginger

Now, mix it all together, and form into walnut-sized balls. Roll the balls in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, then place them two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 to twelve minutes.

Serve these with a cold glass of milk!

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