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Molasses Cookies (2 Recipes)

Molasses Cookies (2 Recipes)
by Phil and LeAnn, Cookie Club Member
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Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Baking Experience Helpful
Yield: 5 - 6 Dozen Cookies

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1 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. molasses mixed with 1 t. soda
4 c. flour
2 t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1 c. buttermilk mixed with 1 t. soda


Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses-soda mixture. Sift dry ingredients together; add alternately with buttermilk-soda mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees till set. Yields 6 doz.


Recipe 2...

Grandmother’s Molasses Cookies


1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. dark molasses
1 c. boiling water
1 t. salt
1 t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. soda
4 c. flour


Cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and beat well. Add molasses; measure hot water in same cup and add to creamed mixture. Sift dry ingredients together. Stir till smooth. Add enough flour to make a soft dough - more if too sticky. Roll out on a floured board. Sprinkle with sugar; cut into shapes. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees till set. Yields 5 dozen.