Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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A real old fashioned molasses cookie for you to sink your teeth into. These cookies are cut out into circles and each one has a decorative raisin in the middle. To make sour milk, just add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand for 5 minutes.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 7 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 4 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sour milk

  • ½ cup raisins for decorating

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until smooth. Stir in the molasses and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the mixture alternately with the sour milk. Cover the dough and chill for at least one hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll out about 1/3 of the dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into circles about 3 inches in diameter using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookies sheets. Place a raisin onto the center of each cookie.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
5g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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