Molasses cookies like grandma use to make.
- 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup light molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Makes about 2.5 dozen.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, brown sugar and egg together with electric mixer. Mix until light and fluffy. Add molasses, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and flour; mix thoroughly.
Roll dough into small balls and dip into granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet and press center of cookie once with a fork.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, being careful not to over bake. Remove from oven, cool on cookie sheets briefly before transferring to baker’s rack.