Soft Molasses Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup light or dark molasses
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sugar, if desired

Heat oven to 375º. Beat 1 cup sugar, the butter, shortening, sour cream, molasses and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2″ apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 – 11 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 – 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Sprinkle sugar over cookies while still warm.

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