special request

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Prince Charming and I are hosting a festive soiree at our home this weekend and naturally I will be making a sweet to serve... I've received a special request {from him} to bake Molasses Cookies. I found an interesting recipe and may just give these a try!

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.
  3. In another large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter, shortening, and 3 cups sugar until light and fluffy and beat in molasses. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture and combine well.
  4. In a small shallow bowl put remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Form dough into 2-inch balls and roll in sugar. On baking sheets arrange balls about 4 inches apart and flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  5. Bake cookies in batches in middle of the oven 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden. (Cookies should be soft.) Transfer cookies with a metal spatula to racks to cool.
Thank you, Epicurious.com and Gourmet!

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