This is my son Ben's favorite cookie. For a tender tangier cookie use buttermilk in place of the milk.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat shortening ( or butter ) and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg and 3 tablespoons of flour.

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  • Sift together remaining flour and other dry ingredients. Mix together the vinegar, water and buttermilk. Add alternately to the molasses mixture and beat batter until it is very smooth.

  • Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

74.4 calories; 1.6 g protein; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 5.6 mg cholesterol; 127.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
Excellent! I have tried many of molasses cookie recipes (because it is my son's Lewis's favorite cookie). This is the best so far. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/06/2008
I didn't care for this cookie. The batter was runny and it was difficult to keep the bottoms from burning. I had to lower my oven's temperature and reduce cooking time. Also they tasted bad but it may not necessarily have to do with the recipe itself maybe I just don't like molasses cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
Excellent! I have tried many of molasses cookie recipes (because it is my son's Lewis's favorite cookie). This is the best so far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
Excellent! I have tried many of molasses cookie recipes (because it is my son's Lewis's favorite cookie). This is the best so far. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
Great tangy not-too-sweet soft cookie. I doubled the spices and added cinnamon and it is just like a mini-ginger bread. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/06/2008
I didn't care for this cookie. The batter was runny and it was difficult to keep the bottoms from burning. I had to lower my oven's temperature and reduce cooking time. Also they tasted bad but it may not necessarily have to do with the recipe itself maybe I just don't like molasses cookies. Read More
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