amish molasses cookies

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Kimi Gaines
from orlando, FL

Mom has been making these for a long time. This is not the recipe she used, but very close to it. They taste the same. My mom was a Mennonite growing up and a lot of their recipes are just like the Amish. Mom is 100% German and so these go back really far. My family loves these cookies so much. Mom sent a batch to Korea for my sweet Ashley. She was so excited and said she was going to hibernate in her apartment and eat them all.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For amish molasses cookies

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 2
    eggs beaten
  • 1 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 6 c
    flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 c
    raisins
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How To Make amish molasses cookies

  • 1
    In a large bowl beat together the sugar and shortening to creamy. Add beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla and beat well.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger until well blended.
  • 3
    Add dry mixture to the sugar mixture in several additions, alternating flour and buttermilk until well combined.
  • 4
    Bake at 375F for 13-15 minutes depending on your stove. They are done when the spring back like a cake. Store in air tight container.
  • 5
    ***I didn't have buttermilk so I added 2 tbsp of lemon juice to 2 cups of milk.

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