Grandma Dougan's Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Grandma Dougan's Molasses Cookies

Carol Duman

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@gottwins03

As a child my Grandmother would make these, I am so happy to share. These cookies are thick and soft. Times baking my vary with each oven. They are done when the toothpick somes out clean.


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Serves:

4-6 dozen, depending on size

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
soda
1/2 c
molasses
1/2 c
shortening (crisco)
1/2 c
granulated sugas
1
egg
1 c
raisins
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix first 11 ingredients. Fold in raisins. Place in fridge overnight.
2
The next day, preheat oven to 350.
3
I baked them on cookies sheets w/parchment paper for approx 12 to 13 mins in my oven in Michigan.
4
Cool completely on cooling rack
5
My Grandmother frosted her's cookies with:
4 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
1/2 C unsweetended cocoa (PDQ chocolate or Benco)
1/2 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 C boiling water
6
Mix the powered sugar and cocoa. Add butter, boiling water and vanilla. Beat w/electric mixer on low until combine. Beat for 1 min on low speed. Cool for 20 - 30 mins. (This when Grandmas would have a cup of Maxwell House coffee)
7
Frost Cookies and Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies