Amish Molasses Cookies

Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

Mom has been making these for a long time. This is not the recipe she used, but very close to it. They taste the same. My mom was a Mennonite growing up and a lot of their recipes are just like the Amish. Mom is 100% German and so these go back really far. My family loves these cookies so much. Mom sent a batch to Korea for my sweet Ashley. She was so excited and said she was going to hibernate in her apartment and eat them all.


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Serves:

4 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 c
shortening, butter flavor
2
eggs beaten
1 c
dark molasses
1 tsp
vanilla extract
6 c
flour
3 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
3 tsp
cinnamon
2 tsp
ground ginger
2 c
buttermilk
1 c
raisins

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl beat together the sugar and shortening to creamy. Add beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla and beat well.
2
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger until well blended.
3
Add dry mixture to the sugar mixture in several additions, alternating flour and buttermilk until well combined.
4
Bake at 375F for 13-15 minutes depending on your stove. They are done when the spring back like a cake. Store in air tight container.
5
***I didn't have buttermilk so I added 2 tbsp of lemon juice to 2 cups of milk.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies