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Great Grandma’s Molasses Sugar Cookies January 5, 2012

Filed under: Cookies,Recipes — ramblingsofrandomrashawn @ 1:37 pm

LOVE these cookies! Just have to get that out there. These cookies are an all time family favorite. You can bake them anytime of the year but I always make sure they are included in my Christmas cookie baskets. This recipe came from my Great Grandma Cecil. How I loved that woman! I always remember her beautiful long white hair wrapped into a bun, her matching sweatshirt and sweatpant outfits and how she always made you eat hominy (gag!). She was a great woman, I don’t know if she found this recipe or if she created it but it came from her either way!

Great Grandma's Molasses Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 c. Shortening

2 c. Granulated Sugar

1/2 c. Molasses

2 Eggs

4 teaspoon Baking Soda

4 c. Flour

1 teaspoon Cloves

1 teaspoon Ginger

2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Salt

In a large bowl cream sugar and shortening until smooth. Add in eggs, molasses, soda, salt, spices and flour; beat until combined. Dough is going to be very stiff. Cover dough with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. The longer you refrigerate the more pronounced the molasses taste will be. Roll dough into balls and roll the dough balls into granulated sugar until lightly covered. Bake at 375° F on parchment lined baking sheets for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to “bake” for 2 minutes longer on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


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