Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

Family Favorites

By
@Quinnn

My grandmother, Virginia, was a culinary instructor until her passing at over 100 years. This recipe was one of her signatures and remains a family favorite four generations later. Hope they become one of your family's favorites, too! Peg

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
shortening, i use 1 stick margarine and 1/2 stick butter
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
heaping, molasses
1 large
egg
2 tsp
baking soda
2 1/4 c
flour
3/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt

Step-By-Step

1Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses; blend well.
2Add egg and beat until smooth. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices and mix together with wet ingredients.
3Form into 1" balls; roll in sugar.
4Flatten slightly with the bottom of a juice glass dipped in sugar. Place 2" apart on well greased cookie sheet.
5Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (Watch first batch closely as my oven runs a little hot.) Remove immediately and cool on toweling or wire racks.