This is my mothers molasses cookie recipe.. They are very good. A very old fashioned recipe, no one will ever guess the secret ingredient. For a fun variation, substitute maraschino cherries for the raisins.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a couple of cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and lard. Gradually mix in the egg, and molasses. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, dry mustard, instant coffee, and cloves; stir this into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.

  • Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Press a raisin or maraschino cherry into the center of each one. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 6.7mg 2% DV; sodium 244.3mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2008
The secret ingredients were pretty.... secret. Lol. But I've used this many times and my family and friends loved them. They described the consistency to muffins. _ These cookies are nice and mild. Because sometimes when you want a molasses cookie you don't want a ginger snap! Great recipe. Hands down my favourite molasses cookie ever. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
These cookies are flavorful yet texture is crumbly & somewhat dry. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
These cookies are flavorful yet texture is crumbly & somewhat dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2008
The secret ingredients were pretty.... secret. Lol. But I've used this many times and my family and friends loved them. They described the consistency to muffins. _ These cookies are nice and mild. Because sometimes when you want a molasses cookie you don't want a ginger snap! Great recipe. Hands down my favourite molasses cookie ever. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2008
Great fluffy texture but a little flat on flavour. I'll certainly use this as a great base the next time I want a soft molasses cookie and play around a bit with the spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
I am a professional chef and have been searching for a good old-fashioned molasses cookie recipe and this is it! I made them at work and the residents loved them.(I made the recipe times four and it converted beautifully)I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2017
Used half butter and half shortening. Out of ginger so used pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkled tops with sugar. They were soft and delicious! Read More