Amish Style Sorghum Cookies

Amish Style Sorghum Cookies

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These are actually more like a ginger cookie. Sorghum gives them a unique sweet flavor. Molasses can be substituted if you don't have sorghum.


Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sorghum (or molasses)
  • 4 ½ cups white flour
  • 4 tsps baking soda
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • white sugar (for rolling)

Directions:

  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and sorghum and mix well.
  3. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix until incorporated into dough.
  4. Chill dough for several hours.
  5. Shape into 1" balls.
  6. Roll each ball in white sugar.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min.