My grandmother, Lois Holland, was known for her special cookies, called “Grandma’s Praline Cookies.” (Lois Holland died in September of 2008) Here is her recipe.
3/4 cup shortening (Crisco or Margarine)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 12 oz.pkg.butterscotch morsels
Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg. Mix well. Sift dry ingredients. Stir to mix, then stir in the morsels. Chill 2 hours. Form into 1 in. balls. Roll in Powdered sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, press down. Place nut half on top of each. Bake 10-12 min. at 325 -350 degrees. Since ovens are different. Watch as they burn easily.