Molassas Cookies

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By
@sm_1234

This recipe goes back to my great grandmother and maybe before. These cookies are great with a cup of tea! The color of your cookies will vary depending on what type of molassas you use, light molassas will give you a light brown, dark molassas a dark brown and black strap molassas very dark brown. All varieties work fine and I use whatever I happen to have on hand.


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Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
sugar
1 c
lard or shortening
1 c
molassas
1 tsp
salt
tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
ground cloves

ADD AND MIX WELL:

1/2 c
cold coffee
2 tsp
baking soda
2
eggs, beaten
5 1/2 c
flour

Step-By-Step

1Cream first 7 ingredients together

2Add next three ingredients together into the first 6 ingredients

3Add flour mixing well until a nice dough is produced

4Roll dough into a tube shape and wrap in cellophane or wax paper and chill thoroughly.

5Drop 2-3 teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, sprinkle with a bit of coarse sugar or minced crystalized ginger. Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes. (if you are using vegetable shortening reduce cooking time to 10-12 minutes)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern