Old Fashioned Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

Pat Duran

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@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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375^.
Combine oil, molasses, egg and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat well to combine on medium speed.
2
Blend 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.
3
Roll 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.
4
Fill 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