Soft Molasses Cookies

soft molasses cookies

Molasses cookies may be a year round favorite,  but they are especially popular during the fall and Holiday season. This highly addictive, soft yummy cookie has a nice combination of dark brown sugar and molasses which pairs perfectly with ground cinnamon, ginger and cloves. They have a rich spicy flavor and a soft and chewy texture that causes  kids and grownup’s to eat them by the handfuls.

I have very fond memories of sitting at my grandma’s kitchen table and eating these with a cup of coffee (really more of milk than coffee). It made me fell like a grown up , I was all of about 4 years old at the time lol.

I challenge you to make these this weekend and I bet these will be gone so fast that they will hardly make it to the cookie jar.Yum-O!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions:

  1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.
  3. Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.
  7. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet or you may use a baking mat.
  8. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Leave on sheet for one minute to set.

Note* Here is a + for you, the cookie dough can be frozen to make at a later time.

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