fatkat Posted March 22, 2006 02:29 PM
Raisin Molasses Gems
from Sun Maid Raisins

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. raisins
extra sugar

Beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add molasses and egg, and beat well. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Add to molasses mixture and blend well. Stir in raisins. Cover. Refrigerate unbtil chilled (about an hour) Shape into one-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen