Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tradition Thursday: Family Baking Traditions

At The Baker's Bench

It's Tradition Thursday, but instead of a wedding tradition, today we're sharing a family Christmas tradition with you.

Baking together is part of many families' holiday traditions, and this recipe is always part of my family traditions at Christmas. In my grandparents house, my grandfather always does all the cooking and this is one of the recipes I associate with him most. These cookies are perfect for the winter season and I guarantee you will not be able to eat just one! They're great for giving to friends and neighbors, especially if you wrap them up in something festive like this...

Molasses Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup oil or melted shortening
1 cup sugar
Extra sugar for rolling
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves

Beat together oil, sugar, molasses and egg. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill thoroughly. Form into 1" balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Do not flatten. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.

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