Mrs. Tomlinson's Molasses Cookies

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

When I was first married in 1987, my husband's neighbor, Mary Ann Tomlinson, across the street gave me this family recipe. They were a favorite cookie that he had at their house.


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Serves:

3 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
crisco shortening
1 large
egg
1 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
dark molasses
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Cream together shortening, sugar, egg and molasses. Blend in remaining ingredients. May chill mixture before rolling in palm and forming small balls. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar.
3
Place dough balls 2-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a drinking glass.
4
Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool completely on rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy