These Chewy Molasses cookies are a classic cookie sprinkled with Christmas spirit. They are perfectly spiced and taste of the holidays.

Start by mixing together the flour, spices , salt and baking powder.

In a Separate bowl cream together shortening , eggs , sugar and molasses.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until the dough form. Scoop our tablespoon portions .

Roll the portions into balls .

Roll the balls of dough in plain or colored sugar.

Place the sugar coated dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven.

Allow them to cool slightly and then move them to a cooling rack.

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