Old Fashioned Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is one of Aunt Annie's recipes from the old country(Germany).
These were always in the cookie jar. When I was little my mom and I would visit her and as soon as we got there- I would go right to her pantry and stand in front of the cookie jar until she came looking for me and would give me a cookie. I can still taste the delicious molasses and sugar on my tongue. Great memories; tasty too!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
40 cookies- about
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2/3 c
crisco oil
1/3 c
dark molasses
1 large
egg
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
each cloves and ginger
1 tsp
each of cinnamon,allspice and nutmeg
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 - 2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
garnishes
granulated sugar and raspberry jam

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 375^.
Combine oil, molasses, egg and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat well to combine on medium speed.
2Blend together 2 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, then add slowly a little at a time to the molasses mixture. If more flour is needed in order to roll into balls add and mix in now.
3Roll in balls and place on lightly sprayed cookie sheets. Press down with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar then make a small depression in the center of each cookie with a honey spool or your thumb.
4Fill cookie depression with jam of choice -I like raspberry .
Bake in a 350^ oven for 8-10 minutes. Leave cookies on sheet for 1 minute until set. Remove to wire rack or paper to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: German