Amish Molasses Cookies

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Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

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

How to Make Amish Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large bowl beat together the sugar and shortening to creamy. Add beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla and beat well.
  • 2In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger until well blended.
  • 3Add dry mixture to the sugar mixture in several additions, alternating flour and buttermilk until well combined.
  • 4Bake 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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About Amish Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies