Friday, December 17, 2010

Molasses Cookies

I love to bake cookies for Christmas. We always have a huge plate of a variety of cookies at our Christmas Eve party. This year, I decided that it would be fun to get with my Mother-in-Law and Brother-in-Law and spend a day in the kitchen baking cookies. We had lots of fun and I really enjoyed going through old recipes that have been in my husband's family for several generations.

This recipe for Molasses Cookies comes from my husband's Great-Grandmother, and while I am not a huge fan of molasses, this is one of my favorite cookies. It's sweet, chewy and because of the spices, reminds me of Christmas.

Molasses Cookies
1 1/2 C. shortening,  melted
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. molasses, unsulphured
2 eggs
4 tsp. baking soda
4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt 
Sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix the above ingredients in order in large bowl until well blended.
Chill dough for about a hour. 
Roll dough into balls then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes.


  1. That picture is so good! Great setting! These cookies sound amazing!

  2. I didn't know I liked anything with molasses in it until I tasted these cookies! W O W E E!!!! They are DELICIOUS!!!

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