Mamma Lister’s Molasses Crisps

Mamma Lister’s Molasses Crisps


    3/4 cup shortening (can guesstimate amount)
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup molasses
    1 egg
    2 1/4 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon allspice or cardamom (optional)


-Cream together shortening, brown sugar, molasses, & egg until fuffy.
-Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, spices.
-Stir creamed mixture into dry ingredients. (Will be lumpy, but should form balls. Add water if necessary.)
-Form small balls & roll in sugar (or cinnamon sugar).
-Place 2 inches appart on cookie sheet.
-Bake at 350-375 for 12 minutes.

Will crisp when cooled, but can be softened in the oven or microwave.

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