Molasses cookie recipe from the 1940's.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream sugar, shortening and molasses together. Mix the baking soda into the hot water. Add dry ingredients alternately with the water mixture.

  • Drop from a spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. DO NOT BROWN. Frost with a vanilla frosting if desired.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 36g 12% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 161.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
Kind of bland...but easy to fix the blandness!try adding 1/2 tsp clove 1/4 tsp nutmeg and substitute the 1 c hot water for 1 cup hot coffee! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2007
These got a pretty solid "eh" from everyone in the family. I spiced them up just as another reviewer suggested (added cloves nutmeg and coffee) and they were still bland. Not BAD just not great. I'm sorry! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
Kind of bland...but easy to fix the blandness!try adding 1/2 tsp clove 1/4 tsp nutmeg and substitute the 1 c hot water for 1 cup hot coffee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2007
My Grandmother and I use this exact recipe but we roll the dough and cut with a large drinking glass then sprinkle sugar on them before baking.Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.They are the best molasses cookies I ever had. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2007
These got a pretty solid "eh" from everyone in the family. I spiced them up just as another reviewer suggested (added cloves nutmeg and coffee) and they were still bland. Not BAD just not great. I'm sorry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2020
Next time try blackstrap molasses for more flavor. Roll into patties, coat in sugar, bake for 11 minutes. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2004
The cookies were really bland! They didn't have that zing typical of molasses/ginger cookies. On the plus side they were soft and chewy. I iced some of them with powdered sugar icing and it helped give them a little personality but not much. Read More