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Mary Ann's Cookies

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"Molasses cookie recipe from the 1940's."
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servings 214
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and molasses together. Mix the baking soda into the hot water. Add dry ingredients alternately with the water mixture.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 214 calories; 6.7 36 2.7 0 162 Full nutrition

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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!

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 gr...

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 mol...

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 help...