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Molasses Cookies II

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"Soft, easy molasses cookies. Great for kids to help make!"
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Ingredients

servings 216
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients and stir. Cover and chill until firm (1 - 2 hours).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough into small balls (I use a small melon baller to help with this) and roll in white sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 9 - 10 minutes. Leave on cookie sheet one minute until set.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 216 calories; 9 32.3 2.2 10 280 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Yum! Perfect to satisfy my craving of molasses cookies since having one at a local bakery this morning, and it tasted just as good! I did use 1/2 cup butter instead of 3/4 cup shortening whic...

Most helpful critical review

They look gorgeous. But i hate to rate these so low. I accidently added the remaining sugar to the dough, which I am thankful I did in the end result because these cookies have a spicy kick. I b...

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Yum! Perfect to satisfy my craving of molasses cookies since having one at a local bakery this morning, and it tasted just as good! I did use 1/2 cup butter instead of 3/4 cup shortening whic...

My family and I love these cookies! But each time, we've found them too salty, so I'd strongly recommend cutting the salt in half. Also, be careful not to overbake as they turn hard. Underbake t...

If you've ever had one of Starbuck's moist molasses cookies to compliment your mocha, this recipe is as close as you're going to get.

Absolutely Divine. I will never use a different recipe for this particular cookie. I used dark molasses. Had to make a DOUBLE batch.

I gave this a 4 only because I never have made molasses cookies before and have nothing to compare it to. This was a very easy recipe and will most likely use it again. I did cut the salt down t...

Great cookie! I also halved the salt and ended up using dark brown sugar as i bought that by mistake...definitely a mistake worth making! Gave it a bit deeper molasses flavor. These keep very...

So far these have been the best I've made so far. I used butter instead of the shortening and I accidentally left out the salt. Very pleased with the out come though.

This is the best cookie I have ever tasted in my life and I have ate a lot of cookies. I only had about 1/3 of a cup of molasses so I had to add honey to it to make up the difference. After I ...

incredibly simple recipe to use...added my own personal touches with cinnamon frosting...they were gone in a nanosecond!