soft molasses cookie recipeEditor’s Note: These were amazing little cookies that packed a spice-punch. I rolled them in the large sugar crystals to make them glisten. I also used the “Full-flavored” molasses to really give it the strongest flavor.

Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe

Submitted by Jennifer D

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Cream together shortening and brown sugar.

Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.

Fold in dry ingredients and stir.

Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).

Preheat oven to 350°.

Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.

Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

Leave on sheet one minute until set.

Remove to wire racks and cool completely.