Sunday, December 28, 2014

Old-Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

Contributor: Beth Sibbett
2002 Cowley Cookbook

Sift together:

4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
2 tsp each of cinnamon and ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

Melt 1 cup shortening in saucepan large enough for mixing cookies. Stir in: 1 1/4 cups molasses, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat about 20 strokes. Shape into balls (I use melon baller, dipped into flour before shaping each ball.) Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until light brown. Store in covered jar.

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  1. I assume that's 350 degrees. Or is it 335 degrees?

  2. It is indeed 350 degrees; thank you for catching that, Joan!