Cream shortening and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. I use organic non hydrogenated shortening and organic sugar.
Add molasses, spices, baking soda, salt and eggs. Beat on medium low until well blended.
Add all of the flours and mix on low until well incorporated.
Make 1" balls with dough.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Use a cup dipped into sugar on the bottom and flatten the balls. Press just enough to make the top level. Bake for 7-9 minutes until cookies if touched with a finger are almost firm.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 7- 9 minutes
Makes About 3 Dozen Cookies
- 3/4 cup Shortening
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Molasses
- 1 whole Egg
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (All Purpose is ok too)
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar (Reserved For Flattening With Cup)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream Shortening and Sugar on medium in blender or by hand with a spoon.
Add molasses, eggs, baking soda, salt and spices mix on medium low or until well incorporated.
Add flour and mix on medium low until no longer visible.
Shape into 1 inch balls or use a cookie scoop to form 1 inch balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Space cookies 2 inches apart.
Use the bottom of a clean cup to press lightly onto 1 ball to transfer a bit of grease to the bottom of the glass. Dip into reserved sugar and then gently press into cookies until they just become level. Repeat dipping in sugar and gently pressing into the cookies until all have been done.
Bakes for 7-9 minutes, cookies will be almost firm if touched lightly on the top.