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Molasses Cutouts Recipe

Molasses Cutouts Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Confectioners' sugar icing and miniature chocolate chips and M&M's, optional
  • TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
    MAKES: 24 servings
     
     
    Directions
  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in buttermilk and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for several hours.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 5-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.