Aunt Helen's Soft Molasses Cookies

Aunt Helen's Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Pearl Florick


My Aunt Helen is the aunt that my brother has dubbed "Queen of all baked goods" and this is one of her recipes. My husband requests these every couple of weeks! You can ice them or not, either way they are wonderful. Hope you will enjoy them as much as our family does.

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1 c
1 c
shortening or butter at room temp.
12 oz
jar molasses
5 c
flour (may need more)
2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp

How to Make Aunt Helen's Soft Molasses Cookies


  • 1Cream the sugar and butter together. Add the molasses and drop the eggs in one at a time beating well after each one.
  • 2Add the vinegar and beat until foamy and light.
  • 3Add in sifted dry ingredients. Mixture should be stiff enough to handle.
    Roll 1/4 inch thick on a well floured board and cut into large cookies (I use a cookie dropper I found at Pampered Chef) You can also use cookie cutters.
  • 4If you like, you can sprinkle them with sugar (or can just leave them as is) and bake on a greased cookie sheet 12 _15 minutes in a preheated oven (375 degrees)

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About Aunt Helen's Soft Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks