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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

"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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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 129 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)

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  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; 4.5 g fat; 20.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 134 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious, soft,not-too-sweet cookies. I have been searching for a recipe that replicates my grandmother's molasses cookies, and this is almost it. (Unfortunately Grandma never wrote anything do...

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I followed the recipe exactly and the biscuits were VERY dissapointing. THey were insipid and din't taste of anything. I tried them golden brown [and they were slightly raw] and thoroughly cooke...

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Delicious, soft,not-too-sweet cookies. I have been searching for a recipe that replicates my grandmother's molasses cookies, and this is almost it. (Unfortunately Grandma never wrote anything do...

I followed the recipe exactly and the biscuits were VERY dissapointing. THey were insipid and din't taste of anything. I tried them golden brown [and they were slightly raw] and thoroughly cooke...

These were excellent! My husband has already asked me to make them again, except this time he wants a double batch! I highly recommend this recipe.

These weren't my favorite but they were still pretty good.

I did not care for this.

I made these when my pantry was quite bare but I had some sour milk and shortening to use. One reviewer said the cookies were plain so I doubled the cinnamon and added ground ginger, ground clov...