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

  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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Course/Dish: Cookies




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