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Frieda's Molasses Cookies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"During the 1930's and 1940's neighborhood children would stop on their way home from school to sample my mother's cookies. Dunked in a glass of cold milk, they were a snack that was hard to beat!"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add molasses, water and vinegar. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; beat into creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 3 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in cutter, drinking glass or decorative cutter dipped in flour. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake.


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these were really great! i used blackstrap molasses, that's what i had, and made both thin cutout cookies and a few rounded ball cookies. both were great!

MMMM!!!!!!! Out of this world! I cut the recipe in half and it still made a lot of cookies. I used applesauce instead of butter and added some rolled oats. I omitted the eggs because my mom is ...