Big, Soft Molasses Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups dark molasses
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- About 6 cups flour
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses slowly, stirring constantly. Mix spices and cream of tartar and add to mixture.
- Mix baking soda and buttermilk and make a fairly stiff dough by adding flour and milk alternately to the sugar and spices mixture.
- Refrigerate overnight, covered.
- Roll out 1/4-inch thick - Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
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