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Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This was my Grandmother's recipe. It is a molasses cookie with coffee in it."
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Ingredients

servings 317 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the coffee.
  3. Cream the shortening with the white sugar. Beat in the eggs, coffee mixture, molasses, vinegar, 1/2 cup of the cocoa powder, spices, and flour. Dough should be thick and slightly sticky. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool, then glaze.
  5. To Make Glaze: Combine the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, and enough water to achieve a desired spreading consistency. Beat until smooth.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 317 calories; 9.6 g fat; 56.4 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 117 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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these are good, the longer they sit, the better they taste. Very cakey texture and I enjoyed the flavour, not overly sweet which is nice. Thanks for the recipe

Most helpful critical review

The submitter said the dough should be sticky so I wasn't concerned by it's little too wet appearance. Unfortunately, my first batch was flat and shiny. I added 1/4-1/3 cup more flour and the ne...

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these are good, the longer they sit, the better they taste. Very cakey texture and I enjoyed the flavour, not overly sweet which is nice. Thanks for the recipe

Oh my Gosh... I am 45 years old. My Grandmother used to make these cookies when I was little (they were my favorite) Unfortunately when she passed away the recipe died with her. Finally after ...

I made these for my father in law who wanted to recreate his mom's recipie. They turned out perfect! I used Splenda in place of the sugar. Of course, it didn't cream real well and I thought t...

The submitter said the dough should be sticky so I wasn't concerned by it's little too wet appearance. Unfortunately, my first batch was flat and shiny. I added 1/4-1/3 cup more flour and the ne...

I thought this recipe was easy and tasted great, the coffee added zing and the frosting added just the right amount of sweet to the spice...kudos! My only suggestion is, it is a full flavor mola...

Unfortunately, this is not what I was looking for. I was expecting a spicy sweet cookie, however my friend and I did not find the cookie to be spicy or sweet. We were also rather disappointed i...

I really liked this recipe. the only thing i did different was add a little more flour.