One of the members of our Supper Club brought these beauties to our annual homemade cookie/candy swap, and I was quick to ask for the recipe so I could make a batch
or 3 of my own.
These spice-packed cookies are soft and chewy and bursting with warm molasses flavor. They’re perfect for wintertime and a keep well for several days.
These are great cookies to get the kids to help out with – rolling the dough in sugar is so much fun for them! My toddler was a big help with these. He patented a new technique when he informed me that, “Flattening the flour makes the cookies fluffy, Mommy!”.
This made about 4 dozen cookies for us, which was perfect for holiday gift giving. The dough is also delicious… if you’re into that sort of thing 😉
Soft Molasses Cookies
TOTAL TIME: 40mins
PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 10 mins
YIELDS: 42 cookies
3⁄4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup white sugar (reserved for coating raw dough balls)
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.
Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars