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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★★★★☆ 1 vote
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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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Cream 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.
3Place dough balls 2-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a drinking glass.
4Bake 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