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

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl beat together the sugar and shortening to creamy. Add beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla and beat well.

2In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger until well blended.

3Add dry mixture to the sugar mixture in several additions, alternating flour and buttermilk until well combined.

4Bake 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