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Chewy Molasses Cookies

34 cup shortening, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
14 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
14 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon ground cloves
12 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
12 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt shortening and allow it to cool. In a large bowl, mix together the shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to shortening/sugar mixture, mix well. Chill dough about half an hour or until firm. Roll into 1" balls, then roll balls in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake about 8 minutes at 375 degrees. The edges should be slightly brown. Do not overbake! Cool on racks before storing.

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