Molasses Cookies

Ingredients: molassas_cookies

¾ Cup Shortening, melted and slightly cooled
¼ Cup Molasses
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Egg
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Cloves
½ Teaspoon Ginger
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
White Sugar for rolling cookies in.


Preheat oven to 375°

Combine shortening, molasses and sugar. Add egg and mix until blended. Next add baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt and mix. Add flour and mix well.

Roll teaspoons of cookie dough between your hands to form balls. Next roll the balls in white sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until top of cookies are cracked and dry. Remove from pan and cool on rack or parchment paper.


I tend to undercook these a bit so they are soft and chewy.

Servings: Yields 4 dozen
Recipe Difficulty: Normal
Preparation Time: 20 Min.
Cooking Time: 40 Min.
Country: USA