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Soft Molasses Cookie recipe

Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe from the 2008 Holiday Cookie Contest

soft molasses cookie recipe
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.

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3 thoughts on “Soft Molasses Cookie recipe

  1. Hi, I’m not a fan of shortening(Crisco, etc.), so I prefer butter. Does this recipe work well with butter? Thanks.

  2. Hi, I’m not a fan of shortening(Crisco, etc.), so I prefer butter. Does this recipe work well with butter? Thanks.

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