Grandma Dougan's Molasses Cookies

Grandma Dougan's Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Carol Duman

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@gottwins03

As a child my Grandmother would make these, I am so happy to share. These cookies are thick and soft. Times baking my vary with each oven. They are done when the toothpick somes out clean.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4-6 dozen, depending on size
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
soda
1/2 c
molasses
1/2 c
shortening (crisco)
1/2 c
granulated sugas
1
egg
1 c
raisins
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Grandma Dougan's Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix first 11 ingredients. Fold in raisins. Place in fridge overnight.
  • 2The next day, preheat oven to 350.
  • 3I baked them on cookies sheets w/parchment paper for approx 12 to 13 mins in my oven in Michigan.
  • 4Cool completely on cooling rack
  • 5My Grandmother frosted her's cookies with:
    4 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
    1/2 C unsweetended cocoa (PDQ chocolate or Benco)
    1/2 C butter, softened
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/3 C boiling water
  • 6Mix the powered sugar and cocoa. Add butter, boiling water and vanilla. Beat w/electric mixer on low until combine. Beat for 1 min on low speed. Cool for 20 - 30 mins. (This when Grandmas would have a cup of Maxwell House coffee)
  • 7Frost Cookies and Enjoy

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Course/Dish: Cookies




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