Molasses Spice Pressed Cookies (1950)

Karla Everett


Here is another pressed cookie recipe that my Grandma Rose clipped from the news papers and magazines from 1934 - 1950's and this is one of them recipes dated Dec. 1950

Posted by a lady named : Marie Coe, Greensboro, N.C. 1950

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1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
egg, well beaten
4 Tbsp
2 1/2 c
sifted enriched flour
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp


1Cream shortening and the sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Beat until light and fluffy.

2Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add to the shortening mixture , blend thoroughly.

3Fill cookie press. Form dough on unoiled cookie sheet.

4BAKE in a moderate oven 350° for 8-10 minutes. yields: 7 dozen assorted cookies.

5For thumb prints cookies: Use 1 teaspoon of the molasses spice pressed cookie dough to form each ball. Roll in granulated sugar , Space balls 3" apart on lightly oiled cookie sheet , Sprinkle each ball with 1-2 drops of water. BAKE in a moderate oven 350° for 10-12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #molasses, #spritz, #pressed