Soft Molasses Cookies I

3.3
(14)

This is a soft molasses cookie from about 30 years ago. If do not like walnuts, substitute with raisins or other types of nuts.

1
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 6 tablespoons cold water

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Mix together shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until creamy. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the cold water. Mix in the baking soda and most of the walnuts, reserving a few to sprinkle on tops of cookies.

  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake these for 12 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.